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Former Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy is meeting with the Dallas Cowboys and is negotiating for a possible contract with the team. He is also scheduled to visit with the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter and NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport both noted the Cowboys interest in signing the former Panthers star pass rusher, who has been on the Commissioner’s Exempt list since September and has not played an NFL game since Week 1 of the 2014 season.
Panthers free-agent DE Greg Hardy is visiting the Dallas Cowboys today, as @nickeatman reported. Dallas definitely interested in Hardy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2015
ProFootballTalk.com reported that Hardy will be meeting with the Seattle Seahawks – unless of course the Cowboys sign Hardy before he can leave Texas.
Greg Hardy also plans to visit the Seahawks, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 17, 2015
Hardy was arrested for domestic violence against his former girlfriend before the 2014 season and was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list after Week One following a guilty verdict handed down by a judge in a Carolina court – receiving his $13.1 million contract from the Panthers fully guaranteed despite missing 15 games. But Hardy appealed the verdict and took the case to a jury trial, where the charges were later dismissed because his accuser went shopping instead of showing up to give her testimony.
From 2012 to 2013, Hardy recorded 26.0 sacks and made the Pro Bowl in 2013 after a 15.0 sack season. The Panthers chose to give Hardy a one-year franchise tag instead of signing him to a long-term contract.