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  • Sign Daniel Graham, Draft Willis, Then the best safety available. Alternatively sign the best FA MLB/WLB or Safety and draft the other two position of needs.

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    • Mel Kiper thinks we'll take Dwayne Bowe in the first round.

      That would be a waste of a first-round pick, even if Keyshawn were to retire.

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      • Originally posted by BlindSite
        Sign Daniel Graham, Draft Willis, Then the best safety available. Alternatively sign the best FA MLB/WLB or Safety and draft the other two position of needs.
        If either Landry or Nelson is available at #14, I think they would need to be the pick. Our secondary was much worse than our linebackers were throughout the year. Atleast Dan Morgan has the potential to be a difference-maker when he is on the field. Mike Minter and Shaun Williams, at this point in their careers, are a step slower than every wide receiver they face.

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        • I'd agree with Landry, not Nelson. I don't think he'd be such a good fit for our scheme. I think Landry could be great.

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          • Dan Morgan has restructured to the league minimum and Carolina no longer owes him the $2 mil roster bonus.

            Morgan to return to Panthers for league minimum in ’07
            by Steve Reed
            Gazette Sports Reporter

            CHARLOTTE — Concussion-plagued Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Dan Morgan will likely return for another season with the team after agreeing to a restructured contract that includes playing for the NFL veteran minimum base salary this season.

            According to NFL Players Association documents, Morgan’s base salary for 2007 is currently listed as $750,000, the minimum salary for a player with six years of NFL experience.

            It’s unclear if the deal includes some type of playing time or performance incentives.

            Morgan’s agent Drew Rosenhaus refused to comment on the restructured contract, which actually adds a year to Morgan’s current deal by a year, running through the 2010 season. That move is merely designed to spread out the salary cap hit from the signing bonus Morgan received in 2005. Carolina general manager Marty Hurney did not return phone calls, but the team’s policy has always been to not comment on restructured contracts.

            The new deal protects the Panthers financially in the event Morgan suffers a sixth career concussion.

            After sustaining a head injury last year in the preseason, Morgan returned for the season opener and only to suffer his fifth known concussion in six NFL seasons in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on opening day. A few weeks later, concussion specialists in Pennsylvania recommended he sit out the season, allowing his head to heal.

            Morgan was placed on injured reserve, but was cleared last month to play in 2007.

            Morgan might have been waived by the Panthers this offseason. But the new deal likely means he will be back with the team this season, providing he can make it through training camp and the preseason without suffering another concussion.

            However, if he’s injured or is cut this summer, the Panthers would not lose any additional money.

            Regardless of Morgan’s future status, the team is still on the hook for $3.6 million in signing bonus money — the remaining portion of the signing bonus he received after inking a five-year, $25 million contract extension before the start of the 2005 season.

            It’s almost a certainty the Panthers will protect themselves by adding at least one middle linebacker in free agency or in the NFL draft this offseason. Chris Draft, who started 13 games at middle linebacker last year, is an unrestricted free agent.

            The restructured deal is also good for Morgan because it affords him an opportunity to prove to the Panthers, as well as the rest of the league, that he has recovered from the series of head injuries and can still play at a high level.

            Although he will not receive the $2 million signing bonus he was due to make this April — there was no chance the team was going to give him that money given his history of concussions — Morgan stands a chance to earn significantly more money over the next four seasons if he can stay healthy.

            According to the NFLPA, his base salary will jump to $2.85 million in 2008, $4.25 million in 2009 and to $5.38 million in 2010. The move will save Carolina more than $2 million toward next season's salary cap.

            “I’m not (hesitant) at all,” Morgan told reporters Jan. 1, the day after the Panthers season ended. “I feel fine. From the outside people are always going to draw their own conclusions about how I feel and what happened. But I feel great. I’ve had a lot of time to heal up. I feel ready to play and I’m excited to come back next season.”

            A first-round draft pick out of Miami in 2001, Morgan is an extremely talented player with outstanding speed and ability to run from sideline to sideline.

            In Carolina’s Super Bowl XXXVIII loss to the New England Patriots, Morgan had 25 tackles.

            Morgan’s problem has never been his skill, but his injury problems. Since coming to the Panthers, he’s never played in a full 16-game season. Last season, Morgan even invested in a $20,000 hyper baric chamber and brought it to training camp, but the experiment failed to prevent another concussion.
            Safety should be the #1 priority for Carolina. There are only 3 safeties on the roster, Minter, Deke Cooper and Salley!! TE has now become an option with new OC Jeff Davidson (Charlie Weis disciple). MLB not OLB is an area that needs to be addressed. DE depth is a need. No need anywhere for a DT. Injured LT and C coming back and the OL is switching to the ZBS (no cut-blocking though).
            KR/PR MUST be addressed somewhere.

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            • Great move. When you look at other Miami players in the NFL, it looks like we may have actually found one without an ego.

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              • so how do you guys feel about our new O-Coordinator? Think we will see more pass, and less run? Or a pretty balanced offense? I will admit, I wasnt a big Dan Henning fan, I understand he got us to a super bowl and all, but some of his play calls this year were ridiculous.... Putting Deangelo in the backfield without a QB was pretty funny, and it seemed to work, but it just got old after a while, and you begin to wonder what henning was thinking...
                "it won't change not one way how I play this week no matter what the fine is. You can't stop playing defense the way defense has always been created to play." - Ray Lewis after being fined $20,000 for hit on Hines Ward


                Let's Go BUFFALO!

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                • Originally posted by JustJoe2k5
                  Mel Kiper thinks we'll take Dwayne Bowe in the first round.

                  That would be a waste of a first-round pick, even if Keyshawn were to retire.
                  He had the Eagles taking Tim Crowder in the first. He's abysmal at best with mock drafts.

                  Thanks to jkpigskin

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                  • I'll wait and see. In his interview on Panthers.com, Davidson said he thinks alot like John Fox in that he wants to establish the run. However, he also said that he wouldn't be stubborn and continue to run the ball if it isn't effective, which is a problem we had this season. He wants to add some dimensions to the passing game and make it more than just Steve Smith. Early comments make it seem like he wants to greatly increase the role of the tight end in our offense, which is why I believe Daniel Graham will be our key target in free agency. I am definitely excited to see what he can do and think it was a much better choice than anyone from within the organization who would essentially have the same philosophy as Henning.

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                    • Thoughts on my Panthers first day mock?

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                      • I like it. I really like the thought of Greg Olsen in a Panthers' jersey.

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                        • It's now coming out that the writer of that article was a little overzealous and that Morgan DID NOT restructure. If you look at his contract after the extension, he was scheduled to make $750,000 this season which is the vet minimum. That means the team is still on hook for the $2 mil roster bonus in March.
                          Safety should be the #1 priority for Carolina. There are only 3 safeties on the roster, Minter, Deke Cooper and Salley!! TE has now become an option with new OC Jeff Davidson (Charlie Weis disciple). MLB not OLB is an area that needs to be addressed. DE depth is a need. No need anywhere for a DT. Injured LT and C coming back and the OL is switching to the ZBS (no cut-blocking though).
                          KR/PR MUST be addressed somewhere.

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                          • What's the status on Eric Shelton?

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                            • Originally posted by Auron
                              Thoughts on my Panthers first day mock?


                              Getting Olsen at 47 would be a huge steal! I've been watching him and he truly is a stud coming out, definitely a safety valve that would benefit Jake and take some pressure off of Steve Smith.

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                              SSAEL....... its a new revolution!


                              Originally posted by Job
                              On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                              Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                              So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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                              • Originally posted by fondoffilm
                                What's the status on Eric Shelton?
                                Unlucky. As far as I'm concerned he's a misused talent. Good hands, good size/speed combo and he runs well. I don't know why he's never been given more of a chance than he has to be honest. I think he pissed in Dan Henning's cornflakes or something. Hopefully Davidson uses him more often.

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