Dave Gettleman won’t speak specifically about the Panthers’ plans for Greg Hardy, but you may be able to infer from some of his comments at the NFL Combine that the defensive end has played his last snap in Carolina.
“I think every organization is careful about that,” Gettleman said at the NFL Scouting Combine. “This game is too hard. There are 53 guys and you’ve got all these coaches, all these personnel people, everybody’s working.
“Who wants a ticking time bomb? So I don’t think it’s going to change. Every organization I’ve ever been with that has gone into the draft and you talk about the background stuff, they’ll stay away from the guys that have character issues and the potential to continue those issues. This is too hard to have to worry about that.”
Gettleman also said he hasn’t spoken with Hardy since he was placed on the league’s exempt list in September.
Hardy made $13.1 million last season despite only playing one game.
H/T: ProFootball Talk