Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 6/4/14
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CHARLOTTE -- It's not often that a professional football player is asked to switch positions going into his eighth year, while at the same time taking an 85 percent pay cut, and then think it's a good idea.  Welcome to the world of Charles Godfrey of the Carolina Panthers. Godfrey has started 74 games at safety for the Panthers, who drafted him in 2008. But within the last few weeks, Carolina management asked him to move to the nickel position and to take a measly pay cut from a $5-million base to $750,000-base. Godfrey said at first that he couldn't believe what he was hearing when general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Ron Rivera approached him with their thoughts. "(They) called me into the office and sat me down and they said they had some good news for me," said Godfrey, 28. "They said, 'We're thinking about moving you to corner.' At first it was a shock, but I looked at it as an honor because it really doesn't happen that way. Usually you go from corner to safety, not s...
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