Panthers: How would salaries on offense look with 35% escrow?

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Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
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Scouting Report. 6. 87. Pick Analysis. K. CAROLINA PANTHERS. GRAHAMGANO. player

Carolina Panthers Player No. 6: Graham Gano (K) – £2.75 million base – $1.785 million after reduction

Graham Gano is making a lot for someone that is not even guaranteed to become the team’s No. 1 kicking option. Joey Slye played tremendously well as the veteran was forced to miss 2019 through injury. And this is going to be of the key training camp battles to keep an eye on.

There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of financial benefit for the Carolina Panthers to remove Gano from the roster. But this possible reduction could see his base salary drop to $1.785 million.

player. 87. OL. Pick Analysis. CAROLINA PANTHERS. JOHNMILLER. 7. Scouting Report

Carolina Panthers Player No. 7: John Miller (OL) – $1.79 million base – $1.16 million after reduction

Big things are expected of John Miller in 2020. The free-agent signing could become the answer to the Carolina Panthers’ problems blocking on the interior. And he has plenty to prove in pursuit of a long-term deal next season.

Miller’s salary would fall to $1.16 million if the escrow is approved. This would indicate tremendous value for money regarding someone that could be one of the best signings made by the organization this spring.

CAROLINA PANTHERS. 8. 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR. D.J.MOORE. player

Carolina Panthers Player No. 8: D.J. Moore (WR) – $1.49 million base – $968,500 after reduction

One player that has already outplayed his rookie deal id D.J. Moore. The wide receiver seems to be destined for greatness in 2020 and beyond. But he would see his salary drop below $1 million if this proposal is approved.

This might not make that much difference to Moore. The player will be keen to keep his eyes on the prize next time around. And any increase in production could see him earn a lucrative new deal next spring.

87. CAROLINA PANTHERS. WR. CURTISSAMUEL. 9. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Carolina Panthers Player No. 9: Curtis Samuel (WR) – $1.22 million base – $793,000 after reduction

Another player that comes into the new season with plenty at stake is Curtis Samuel. The Carolina Panthers didn’t trade him despite interest during the NFL Draft. And this might eventually end up with the player earning a long-term deal next year.

The former second-round pick is in the last year of his rookie deal and would make $793,000 in base salary with this escrow. But Samuel won’t worry too much about this as the wideout is looking at the bigger picture.