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Buccaneers making a big bid for Michael Johnson
With many of the top free agent pass-rushers taken off the markets by their own teams, the movement figures to be fast for the few remaining young options.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Clayton: Five things to watch in free agency
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan discusses the report that free-agent safety Jairus Byrd is seeking a long-term deal in the range of $9 million per season.
5 Biggest Free Agency Rumors Surrounding The Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers were a really good team in 2013, but there are still holes for the Panthers' brass to fill.
Greg Hardy's Day At ESPN Included Kraken Swag, Panthers Talk, & Challenging LeBron James
Last Tuesday Panthers DE Greg Hardy signed his franchise tender as Hardy and his agent try to workout a long-term deal with Carolina.
Top free-agent roundup: NFC South
The top two free agents in the NFC South have been hit with the franchise tag. But plenty of division talent is on the market.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Carolina Panthers Need to Limit Distractions, Focus on Free Agency
The Carolina Panthers need to work out a deal with Steve Smith , and they need to do it soon.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Carolina's Offensive Outlook for 2014: New Faces at Various Places
Bob Leverone/Associated Press Cam Newton will return to the offense in 2014, but who will be there with him? The Carolina Panthers ' offseason looks to be an interesting one.
A day in the life of 'The Kraken'
Greg Hardy is styling, "Krakened" out, as he likes to say. From a dark blazer with a silk lining around the lapel to designer jeans to blue leather sneakers to fashion glasses, the Carolina Panthers ' Pro Bowl defensive end looks like he just stepped out of GQ Magazine.
Carolina Panthers' Blueprint for Winning Free Agency
The NFL free agency period is set to begin on March 11. Many teams around the league will do everything possible to lock up key players before they are able to hit the open market.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Tucker: Different franchise tag situations for Greg Hardy, Brian Orakpo
It's no secret that both the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins want to keep their respective star pass-rushers, Greg Hardy and Brian Orakpo.
Panthers GM places winning over loyalty
It was an awkward but funny moment during Jordan Gross ' recent retirement news conference, when most of the people in the room laughed.
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NFL free agency 2014: Golden Tate could correct past mistake
Revisiting the 2010 draft from the Panthers ' perspective is ugly. Sure it gave the team Greg Hardy , which is a win on its own but "the luck of the Irish" wasn't in Charlotte four years ago.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Panthers Looking to Create Cap Room to Chase Eugene Monroe, Top Free Agent OTs
The Carolina Panthers have needs at both offensive tackle spots, but don't have much salary cap space to work with.
Hardy still hopeful for long-term Panthers deal
Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy remains hopeful he can work out a long-term deal with the Carolina Panthers before the July 15 deadline.
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Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick and the danger of waiting on a contract extension
The Panthers appear to be holding their cards until 2015 to re-sign Cam Newton, but is that a dangerous misstep? There are a lot of big fish and not much oil to fry them in.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Saints on Graham: Sure we'll get something resolved
As expected , the Saints used the franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham . But unlike the Panthers and Greg Hardy -- who has already signed his franchise tender -- don't expect Graham to rush to put ink to paper for a one-year deal that will pay him $7 million as a tight end instead of the $12.3 million he'd like to get as a wide receiver.
Photos: Defensive linemen on the free-agent market
And that's even without 25-year-old sackmaster Greg Hardy , who the Panthers placed the franchise tag on last week.
Pass rusher Greg Hardy signs one-year tender with Carolina Panthers
Greg Hardy #76 of the Carolina Panthers runs onto the field during player introductions against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Source: Hardy signs Panthers' $13M tender
The move means Hardy is obligated to take part in mandatory team activities. It also eliminates Hardy's participation in the free-agent market, which was unlikely to create an offer since any team signing him would surrender two first-round picks.
Hardy signs $13.1M franchise tender with Panthers
In a perfect world, the Carolina Panthers would have worked out a long-term deal for Greg Hardy that would have softened his salary-cap hit for 2014 and kept the ascendant pass rusher under lock and key for years to come.