Panthers RE Greg Hardy's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $1.35 million based on rookie-deal incentives.
Hardy started all 16 games in 2011, but he didn't put up monster numbers. That changed in 2012, as he started just ten games, but recorded 61 tackles and 11 sacks. Hardy was stout both as a pass rusher and run stopper, grading out as Pro Football Focus' eighth-best 4-3 end, one spot behind teammate LE Charles Johnson. Hardy has finally started to live up to his potential that once had him pegged as a possible top-ten pick. The sixth-rounder out of Ole Miss is entering the final year of his deal.