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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hardy misses OTA for 'maintenance' on leg

By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Defensive end Greg Hardy missed Wednesday's organized workout undergoing what coach Ron Rivera called "maintenance'' on a minor leg injury.

Rivera did not indicate that the injury was serious or that it would keep Hardy out of next week's minicamp.

Hardy led Carolina in sacks in 2013, tying the team single-season record with 15. He was given the franchise tag during the offseason, guaranteeing him $13.1 million in 2014.

The Panthers advanced Hardy $1.3 million of his salary for participating in all offseason workouts. The time missed during his May arrest for domestic violence and for Wednesday does not impact that.

Hardy was charged on May 13 with assaulting and threatening ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. His next court date is June 27.