Panthers working on deal for Greg Hardy

The Carolina Panthers are talking with defensive end Greg Hardy about trying to hammer out a contract extension, according to the Charlotte Observer and ESPN.

Hardy recorded a career-high 11 sacks and 23 quarterback pressures last season.

He's due a $1.35 million salary in the last year of his original rookie deal.

The Panthers have salary-cap room, between $12 million and $13 million under the NFL limit of $123 million.

Working in tandem with Charles Johnson, whom the Panthers signed to a six-year, $76 million deal in 2011, Hardy combine with Johnson for 23 1/2 sacks last season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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