Carolina Panthers OT Jordan Gross undecided on retirement

Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers tackle Jordan Gross (69) runs on the field prior to the start of the game against the Chicago Bears. The Panthers defeated the Bears 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross is set to be a free agent in the offseason, which has led to some speculation about whether or not the team will look to replace Gross in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Of course, the team could ultimately decide to go with a younger option, which could trigger the end of Gross’ career.

If Gross would have his wish, he would return to the Panthers in 2014, but he is also considering retirement if he believes the team will go in a different direction.

From Steve Reed of the Associated Press:

Gross restructured his cap figure this past season from $11.7 million to $4.9 million to help the team, so there is a real possibility that he could agree to take another pay cut in order to finish his career with the Panthers.

However, this is a business, so the Panthers will have to consider all options moving forward and Gross has the right to do the same.

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