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Veteran offensive tackle Jordan Gross says he's agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the Carolina Panthers.
Gross told The Associated Press Wednesday that ''the Panthers and I came to an agreement that everyone was happy with and allowed me to continue my career in Carolina. ... I wanted to be a Panther and this contract echoes that sentiment.''
Gross' new deal is worth $5.5 million in 2013 and will void out after the season, making him a free agent.
That's significantly less than the 10-year veteran was scheduled to make the next two seasons. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was scheduled to earn $8.7 million this year and $6.7 million in 2014.
The move frees up $3.2 million for the Panthers under this year's salary cap.
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Former Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn has signed with the Carolina Panthers, according to The Star-Ledger. Blackburn himself confirmed the deal via Twitter. The contract is for two years with no financial details available yet. Blackburn will replace Dan Conner, who coincidentally, signed with the Giants. Via NFL.com: 'Stretched as a full-time starter last season for the...
Free agent linebacker Chase Blackburn announced on twitter that he’s signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Thanks for 8 great yrs @giants. But it’s time for the #nextChapter @panthers. Excited for the new opportunity. Where all the Panther fans at
— Chase Blackburn(@Blackburn5793) March 27, 2013
According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the former Giant signed a two...
The Panthers have announced they've re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Dwan Edwards.
Edwards started 14 games and posted a career-high six sacks last season with Carolina, third-most among NFL defensive tackles. He also had 52 tackles.
The 31-year-old Edwards is expected to be a starter this season.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Edwards joined the Panthers after...