December 4, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Carolina Panthers tackle Jordan Gross (69) blocks during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Carolina Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers, Jordan Gross Will Work to Re-Structure Deal

According to a report from the Charlotte Observer’s Joseph Person, the Carolina Panthers have asked offensive tackle Jordan Gross to work on a re-structured deal with that will save the team some salary cap space.

“There’s two sides to football – the football side and the business side,” Gross said. “In the offseason, you deal with the business side. Right now the Panthers and I are trying to work out the best solution to help this team move forward.”

Gross, who joined the team in 2003 as a first-round pick, carries an $11.7 million cap figure in 2013. If the two sides agree to a re-structured deal, most of his salary will be converted in to a signing bonus.

“I’ve given 10 years to the Panthers and the Panthers have given 10 years to me,” said Gross, “and nobody wants this organization to win more than I do. I’d love to be a part of the equation for success in 2013. This is just something that has to get worked out.”

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