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April 02, 2010

Could labor unrest cost Panthers Kalil?

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams and C Ryan Kalil are  among a group of NFL's best young stars who are in contract limbo because of the labor unrest in the league. That unrest could ultimately cost the Panthers to lose Kalil without compensation, even though under other circumstances he could already have re-signed.

Posted by Observer Sports on April 2, 2010 at 07:59 AM | Permalink


So resign him... Pay the man! Pay both of them, we need both!

Posted by: panthers24 | Apr 2, 2010 8:42:06 AM

It's become obvious that JR's prime directive is "don't have ANY unnecessary payroll on the books in 2011". I'm just wondering WTF they're going to do about billing us PSL holders if there's a lockout?!?! THAT would be worth a column and could even be more than a paragraph (like this article.)

Posted by: Panthernyut | Apr 2, 2010 8:48:25 AM

The answer to "I'm just wondering WTF they're going to do about billing us PSL holders if there's a lockout?!?!" is as simple as looking at the playoffs. Don't they bill all "potential" home play-off games in early December and give credit on the following year's season ticket invoice?

Posted by: Zippy | Apr 2, 2010 8:52:19 AM

PSL owners are only responsible for Panther games played in BOA stadium. "No games, no bill" {Attourney on Prime Time}. Even if we have a waterd down team, we got a chance to win every week without Jake. Steve smith is always worth the price of admittion.

Posted by: hamptonhowle | Apr 2, 2010 8:54:41 AM

It gets to show that Roger G or Demaurie S or whatever his name doesn't know what they are doing.

How hard is it to put a rookie salary cap to prevent teams from losing star players?

Unprovens making more than veterans players is b.s, it also prevents them from declaring from the draft thinking they will make 35-40 million gurantee.

To learn ur dream payday of playing hard for the 1st 3-4 yrs on ur previous contract, just saying.

Posted by: adam carter | Apr 2, 2010 9:19:38 AM

i meant to "earn" ur dream payday of playing hard for the 1st 3-4 yrs of ur previous contract.

Posted by: adam carter | Apr 2, 2010 9:31:40 AM

Could the Panthers not sign these guys to a short-term deal? Say, an extension for 1 or 2 years which includes the 30% maximum pay raise plus a significant one-time bonus? Then, rengotiate a long-term deal once a new CBA is reached? Is that prohibited? Seems logical to me.

Posted by: PhatCat | Apr 2, 2010 10:36:19 AM

Its the 30% rule. This article doesn't explain WHY we can't sign them. Here is a article that explains the reason why.


Posted by: Bora | Apr 2, 2010 10:53:47 AM

Paying a big roster bonus in the off season, then not having a season is a huge problem for owners. Someone should ask the GM how the potential lockout affects player contracts.

Posted by: Ben | Apr 2, 2010 11:32:23 AM

Good lord most of you sound like jr high kids who are upset that their grlfreind left them for someone else. Even though I was shocked and dont agree with some of the cut's(some of the cuts I do agree with) I think this team is in just as good a shape as they were last season with the players/coach's still here.

Wait until the first quarter of the season to make a judgment about how good this years panthers team will be,or continue to cry over the jr high girl who left you.

Posted by: GhostOfSparta | Apr 2, 2010 1:39:15 PM

Oh, I was just checking to see if the Panther front office is alive. Boy, they are really working on filling those holes with talented players.

Posted by: Dom Capers | Apr 2, 2010 2:45:48 PM

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