Hardy has made it clear he'll be willing to play on the franchise tag (expected to be about $12 million for a defensive end), but general manager Dave Gettleman didn't sound certain keeping Hardy would be financially possible.
Hardy's not losing sleep.
"It's a football game. It's a game, so you really can't put too much stock in stressing about something like that," he told Around The League at Radio Row. "I'm in the best position of my life regardless of what happens, so I definitely believe in letting my agent and my manager and my people handle that and I can focus on football and entertaining you guys."
"Give me a phone call and offer me a crapload of money," he said with a grin. "That's all. Nothing too serious."