Tuesday Feb 19, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have decided to place the
franchise tag on tackle Jordan Gross. The move prevents Gross from
becoming an unrestricted free agent and all but assures he'll will
remain in Carolina next season.
General manager Marty Hurney said the move will become official
Wednesday. The Panthers will offer Gross a one-year contract for
about $7.5 million, which is the average salary of the top five
highest-paid offensive linemen in the NFL.
While another team can still offer Gross a contract, the
Panthers can now match any offer. If they don't, the team that
takes Gross would have to give up two first-round picks to the
Panthers in return.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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