NHL roundup: Panthers’ Hardy signs franchise tender
Defensive end Greg Hardy wasted no time signing the one-year franchise tender from the Carolina Panthers, who officially applied the restrictive tag to retain the free agent on Monday.
The tender for defensive ends is $13.116 million, but Hardy and management appear to be on the same page in the sense that each side is focused on getting a long-term deal in place. The deadline for signing franchise players to a long-term contract is July 15.
Steelers’ Worilds to make $9.754 million
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds signed his one-year transition tender and is scheduled to make $9.754 million for the 2014 season, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.
Romo, Cowboys agree to restructured contract
The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo have agreed to a restructured contract that will create $10 million in salary cap space and bring the team to less than $1 million over the cap, according to ESPN.com.
ESPN.com reported Tuesday the Cowboys will convert $12.5 million of Romo’s $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary-cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million.
Eagles release veteran wide receiver Avant
The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran wide receiver Jason Avant, who was due a $1 million bonus on March 15, the team announced Tuesday.
The Eagles also save $3.25 million against the salary cap by cutting Avant.