Hometown discount for DE Greg Hardy?

The Carolina Panthers have had a great deal in defensive end Greg Hardy, who is wrapping up the final year of his rookie contract. Hardy has eight sacks, 33 QB pressures and is the No. 6 defensive end in Pro Football Focus' rankings, yet he is making just $1.35 million this season. The Panthers are going to have to pony up during the offseason in order to re-sign Hardy, but he said Wednesday that he is open to cutting the team a little slack.