The Panthers will use the franchise tag on defensive end Greg Hardy, according to multiple media reports.
In the National Football League, the franchise tag is a designation a team may apply to a player scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. The tag binds the player to the team for a one year contract.
The franchise tag for defensive ends is expected to approach $13 million for a one year contract.
I can confirm the Panthers will use the franchise tag on DE Greg Hardy.
2/28/14 4:04 PM