Are the Panthers Doing Enough to Sign Gross?

jordangross.jpgIn the last few days, the Carolina Panthers have been pretty busy either letting players go or re-signing them.  However, there could be one order of business that they have failed to take care of – signing Jordon Gross to a new long-term deal.  And he’s not all that thrilled with their efforts – or lack of effort.  (Rock Hill Herald)

“We’re kind of waiting on them; I thought we’d have heard something by now, but there’s really been no progress,” Gross said Friday. “Based on what we’ve talked about, it’s like they’re going to do all the other stuff first before they get to me.”

“It’s kind of tough to say what’s happening, because you don’t know what the market is this year,” Gross said. “But based on the numbers we were talking about the last time we talked, it’s not like we’re light years apart.

“It’s not like we’re in a different book, we’re just on different pages.”

If Gross is accurate in his assessment, why have the two sides not sat down again to complete the negotiations?  Are the Panthers planning to franchise Gross?  Those are questions that will be answered in the coming days.  Stay tuned.

 - In a couple of oh-by-the-way moves, the team signed quarterback Brett Basanez and wide receiver Jason Carter to extended deals.

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  • Anthony

    I think about the whole Gross thing, some people might be blowing this out of porportion.  Few of the members of a Panthers message board brought this into perspective better.  First, this organization loves to save the best for last.  Remember when Smith was starting did not like a bit his old contract what happened we gave him a new one in time that made him happy.  Rest assured they might franchise Gross but, they will in time work out a longer contract for him, then take him out of the tag.  Think about it as a temporary placement.  I am hoping that our organization does its best fix up this team and allow us to least have a winning season again.  I love being a Carolina Panthers fan. 

  • John White

    The Panthers have gotten a reputation for being cheap which could have come from the Jenkins situation last season.  Then again, he may have just had a bad attitude too.  I think Gross will be franchised which will allow them more time to work out an extension.