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Headline Tag: J-Stew Wants to Remain a Panther

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Didn't CJ make something crazy like $34MM this year? That has to be front loaded money.

yep $34 million or thereabout. most of that is signing bonus. it sounds like a huge number but his cap hit for 2012 is supposed to be like $10 million.

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I love Stewart. But, if this team commits that much cap space in the RB position, it will be a HUGE long term mistake.

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I love Stewart. But, if this team commits that much cap space in the RB position, it will be a HUGE long term mistake.

not if it's working.

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Why are people worrying about this now?

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How would letting otah go not help?

How would it? Are you talking about Cap space? If so, he's due to earn like a Million if that. Are you talking about Position? Otah hasn't played his position in two years. Hasn't hurt Stewarts numbers at all. He's still behind D-will.

Not sure I understand your question.

Do you want to let Otah go, or not? :huh:

I really don't see how this ties in with Stewart other than he's a Linemen and a team mate.

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Why are people worrying about this now?

this and the chud thing....i don't know. i guess you have to worry about something. you ain't living if you ain't worrying i suppose.
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With a full season, and maybe even playoffs, ahead of us, we'll no better late in the season how important it is for the team to keep J-Stew around. Running backs are injury magnets and having two, maybe three, stud ones on the roster is a luxury most teams never have.

That being said, it may come down to if J-Stew wants to stay. He could be the feature back on any other team in the NFL. No doubt about it. He could make big bucks on the open market. And when he did, he could find himself being run into a very short career as the carries and hits pile up. Here, he has a number of advantages: a) he's paired up with a great friend and there's no apparent jealousy over carriers, B) he doesn't have to carry the full load -- a back only has so many carries in their career and having a good split like this will extend his career an extra two to three years down the road... and long-term money is sometimes better than short term, c) sad to say, but he's only one bad hit to a knee from being the 1 st stringer, d) he seems to be one of the more humble star talents in the league and he may relish sharing the national spotlight and prefer being a beloved star in a small market, d) they will find a way to pay him and pay him well, e) I think he believes that he's on a team that could get him that Super Bowl ring -- a big payday from a lower tier team like Cleveland or Jacksonville will never have that promise, and e) what he has here he won't find elsewhere in this short career game --- security.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Dwill restructured his contract to keep Stewart

That is comparable to the hometown discount line....NFL players don't do that. Just like you wouldn't take a pay cut at your job

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Players restructure their contracts to free up cap space all the time!

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That is comparable to the hometown discount line....NFL players don't do that. Just like you wouldn't take a pay cut at your job

restructuring doesn't necessarily imply that they're taking a pay cut. a portion of their base salary could just be converted to a signing bonus or something. that's what jordan gross did i think.

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