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April 30, 2010

Marshall won't be at Panthers' minicamp

When the Panthers take the field this morning for their first minicamp practice, cornerback Richard Marshalll won't be with them.

Marshall, upset about the second-round free agent tender the team gave him at $1.759 million, has been looking for a new long-term contract for some time.

Marshall has not signed the tender and thus isn't under contract, so the minicamp is not mandatory for him.

We'll have  more on this one later at www.charlotteobserver.com

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Posted by Observer Sports on April 30, 2010 at 09:27 AM | Permalink


Very productive CB, get him signed long term. We have enough cap space to do it. But then again we drafted a million CB's in the draft anyway.

Posted by: Cameron | Apr 30, 2010 9:39:29 AM

There's no way they are going to give Marshall the money he's looking for after giving Gamble that big contract. The second round tender was kind of a slap in the face to Marshall. Regardless, he doesn't have much leverage, so he'll have to sign his tender, play out the one year, and then hope for his big payday elsewhere next year.

Posted by: jb | Apr 30, 2010 9:45:09 AM

He needs to realize no other team was interested in giving up a second round pick for him...so he may just have an overinflated view of his real worth. But, don't they all. Obviously, the Panthers realize this too.

Posted by: Big D | Apr 30, 2010 10:09:00 AM

It's the new rules that are prohibiting the signing of Marshall. If not for the new rule every team must operate under until a new labor contract is signed, don't you know that Kalil would have been signed long ago. No player can be signed to a long term contract right now.

Posted by: charlesbright | Apr 30, 2010 10:12:00 AM

Hes gone, they wont keep him, the Panthers are to cheap!! Panthers suck again this year!

Posted by: JD | Apr 30, 2010 10:17:23 AM

Marshall is hit or miss. Sometimes he's solid and other times he looks lost. Wouldn't be heartbroken if he left. I think we can get someone just as good for the price he's getting.

Posted by: Jake | Apr 30, 2010 10:31:18 AM

JD quit being so negative. This team got younger faster and better everywhere except DE. I don't think anyone will miss Peppers as long as Brown gets us 8 or 9 sacks. Throw in an easy schedule and this team will be in the playoff mix.

Posted by: Smiley | Apr 30, 2010 10:38:17 AM

marshall has always had a high opinion of himself.the panthers may want to trade him now cause he is not an elite corner but i have a feeling he will be asking for big money.hurney should contact the bears.they are a bunch of suckers in chicago.

Posted by: raydaz | Apr 30, 2010 10:44:00 AM

"Very productive CB, get him signed long term. We have enough cap space to do it. But then again we drafted a million CB's in the draft anyway."

There is no cap.

Posted by: pronger | Apr 30, 2010 10:54:30 AM

Just another example of how arrogant these guys can be! Hey Richard, if you don't want to play football for a easy million, I can put you to work on one of my crews digging ditches and laying pipe! Stop being a DBag and GET TO WORK!!!!!

Posted by: MikeW | Apr 30, 2010 10:59:48 AM

Big D is right, no one offered a second round pick for him - so either they thought his play not worth it, or thru back cahnels with agent knew price tag too high - which again = $ too high for talent. So other teams did not want to spend $ or 2nd draft pick. So he should sign the tender (he has no other choice as in place to play) and get his hienie in the program with conditioning, mini-camp, upcomoing OTA's. He did have 70 more tackles than Gamble the last 4 years, but in part due to playing more special teams and being a traget more often. He was even with Gamble (11) in interceptions over last 4 years, Gamble had 11 more passes defended. I don't ahve offical stats on this, but I believe Marshall gave up many more big plays and first downs (part of having more tackles also a function of being targeted more).
I can see stat wise where his greedy agent and overly self-absorbed self can make the argument, but stats don't tell the whole story. SIGN YOUR TENDER and show up and work hard, see the chaplain if bitterness an issue and get with he program Marshall!!!

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 30, 2010 11:12:43 AM

I honestly don't see how this is a win for Marshall. Obviously interest in him was pretty low, so nobody really wants to trade for him. He isn't a champ or revis or even a gamble so he doesn't have much leverage, and Carolina drafted/signed anticipating he may leave. Just not much of a loss for the panthers. Marshall is losing credibility however and since he isn't a talented all pro like BRANDON Marshall, teams won't be as forgving. He shoul have just grown up and come to work. What a moron.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Apr 30, 2010 11:12:44 AM

He's a spoiled little crybaby with an ego the size of Hearst Tower that thinks he's Champ Bailey but is actually only marginally better than Captain Munnerlyn.

Let him sit.

Posted by: J | Apr 30, 2010 11:38:06 AM

I agree hes a second string player at best, but the Panthers dont have anyone that can take his place.

Posted by: JD | Apr 30, 2010 12:09:11 PM

He's good, But I don't think he's part of our CORE neccessity of players that absolute HAVE to be signed in order to be successful.

Posted by: Smitty | Apr 30, 2010 12:33:44 PM

12:45 and Carolina Growl already has some Steve Smith quotes posted, you'all need to step it up Observer reporters.

Posted by: Isaiah | Apr 30, 2010 12:47:03 PM

Let me see if I understand this-Marshall wont sign a one yr tender for almost $1.8 million and no other team would give up a second round pick for him and he's holding out? What a moron-he's going to be on the outside looking in shortly, probably get cut and sign for a lot less than the $1.8 with some other team. Fire your agent and get to camp!

Posted by: SCken | Apr 30, 2010 1:13:17 PM

hey baltimore and philadelphia are looking for cb depth. trade him for some d-line help. we got enough db's anyways.

Posted by: jay | Apr 30, 2010 1:31:35 PM

I don't understand him, we sign Captain in the 7th and he played just as good as Marshall and he's not signing. We can move Captain over and groom one of the other guys or have one of the draft picks start if they show worthy.

Posted by: Troy | Apr 30, 2010 1:48:56 PM


"He needs to realize no other team was interested in giving up a second round pick for him...so he may just have an overinflated view of his real worth. But, don't they all. Obviously, the Panthers realize this too."

Posted by: SYRPIS | Apr 30, 2010 2:38:26 PM

I wish I could get offended at $1.8 million for playing a game.

Sign your contract, and test the waters next year. the panthers will def. let you go and get another compensatory draft pick, then preach to the fans about keeping their "core" players and building through the draft.

Posted by: Local | Apr 30, 2010 2:39:26 PM

No big deal. Just a ploy. This is the only way a player can show his displeasure at being tendered restricting his movement. He'll sign and play well this year, hoping to get attention as a UFA next year. Don't think anyone will give us a second round pick for him, so he's stuck.

Posted by: magicman | Apr 30, 2010 2:42:09 PM

Just remember his agent is Drew Rosenhaus who is aiding in blowing up his head. Rosenhaus also just signed on as Jarret's agent.

Posted by: RK | Apr 30, 2010 2:45:27 PM

Marshall is the best DB on this team and ranks right up there in the top 10 cornerbacks in the league. Look at his stats. Panthers should pay him what he's worth. If they don't, our secondary will suffer. Look at Marshall's stats...thats all I'm saying. Or try watching him play sometime.

Posted by: Hooover45 | Apr 30, 2010 3:47:18 PM

marshall isnt even the best corner on the panthers.

Posted by: raydaz | May 1, 2010 9:59:34 AM

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