Defensive end Greg Hardy will not be re-signed by the Carolina Panthers since he is being surrounded by domestic violence allegations.
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The Panthers will let him walk in free agency, and he is expected to have plenty of suitors despite his character concerns since he is capable of performing at a Pro Bowl level, as demonstrated by his 15 sacks in the 2013 season.
Hardy is currently on the Exempt list, but he will still be able to sign with a team when free agency begins on Tuesday, March 10.
However, he will not be able to play until he is removed from this list, which he is currently on due to his situation.
This will likely turn into a suspension even though he had already been deactivated by the Panthers for almost the entire 2014 season.
Despite his domestic violence allegations, this provides teams with a golden opportunity to sign Hardy for cheap and generate a solid pass rush.