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Monday, February 16, 2009

Gross Deal Near?

The NFL Network's Adam Schefter has good news on the Jordan Gross front:

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/16/panthers-trying-to-hash-out-new-deal-for-ot-gross/

The deal, apparently either a 5 year, $45 million deal or a 6 year, $54 million deal, will probably have close to half of the contract in guarantees.

The team, said to be completely absent of news on the Gross front, looked to be in a tight spot with negotiations. Hoping to franchise Julius Peppers, they would have a much tougher decision to make if Gross isn't under contract. The deadline to franchise is this Thursday, February 19. Free agency starts February 27.


Of course, all of this is still nonetheless made easier by a mid-season contract to Chris Gamble.
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