Its going to be offical soon, but ESPN is saying that the Panthers have decided to use the Franchise Tag on Greg Hardy. Good or bad, this was the likely outcome. I don't think his agent was going to go for a long term deal that Getts thought would be reasonable. Also, I don't think it would have been the best move to let him walk with nothing in return. This should get the ball rolling on what's about to play out with Steve Smith.