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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:35 AM

From an article dated August 20th of 2011 that I looked up for info on Kalil's contract (link)

 

The Carolina Panthers continued their surprising spending spree Friday when they signed center Ryan Kalil to a six-year contract worth $49 million that will make him the highest-paid center in the NFL, according to team and league sources.

 

The Panthers transactions since the NFL lockout include re-signing its own pending free agents such as defensive end Charles Johnson (six-years, $72 million), running back DeAngelo Williams (five years, $43 million), linebackers Jon Beason (five years, $51.6 million), James Anderson (five years, $22 million) and Thomas Davis (five years, $12 million).

The Panthers also signed kicker Olindo Mare to a four-year, $12-million contract...

 

 

That wasn't the last of it, of course, but that was what they had done to date :unsure:

 

The article also includes this line...

 

After a flurry of free agent and trade activity that surprised many around the league, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney had identified Kalil's long-term deal as his next priroity.

 

Apparently both Yasinskas and his ESPN editors missed "priroity".

 

But typos aside, take a look at those contracts, all signed in relatively short order.

 

Oy :(



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:37 AM

If TD can stay healthy his contract is a fricking bargain.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:21 AM

So in retrospect in relatively short order we dished out the highest Center, Defensive End, Linebacker, and RB tandem contracts in the NFL.  Lol.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:55 AM

Absolutely sheer madness.

 

 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:13 AM

and we cheered as they hurt us.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:38 AM

and we cheered as they hurt us.

 

and everyone has re-negotiated and helped the team out (except CJ) or been cut. More looking out the windshield to where we're going and less looking in the rear view mirror please.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

and we cheered as they hurt us.

 

http://youtu.be/mqUUlBwtKNs?t=5s



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

I see what you did there. But when I read the thread title I thought of the 90s.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:04 AM

Freakin Mare...



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:35 AM

and we cheered as they hurt us.

i sure did until reality hit and realized that we blew our load on just a handful of players that were the core of a losing team and one really bad kicker.

 

so dumb.




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