In Panthers news tonight, the Carolina Panthers are using a creative bit of financing to coax star defensive end Greg Hardy to join the team for voluntary offseason workouts.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, "per a league source, the Panthers and Hardy have agreed to formula pursuant to which Hardy can earn an advance of $1.3 million by showing up for the full offseason program. Hardy will get paid by the week throughout the offseason program."
Hardy signed a one-year, $13.1 million franchise tender with the Carolina Panthers this offseason, but was cryptic when asked if he was planning to attend the team's voluntary workout program this spring.
If Hardy and the Panthers hadn't come to terms on a salary advance, Greg Hardy wouldn't have seen any of that $13.1 million until the season started in September.
However, with a 10% salary advance, both he and the Panthers can proceed this offseason with their best interests firmly taken care of.