Page last updated on Sat Oct 22 17:29:24 EDT 2016
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:43 PM EDT

The Carolina Panthers do not and will not let their best free agent i.e. Charles Johnson play for some other team but instead have managed to agree to shell out some money to retain him. The Panthers have persuaded Johnson who is their loved and prized defensive end player to agree to a contract which is worth over $72 million over a period of six years and also includes $30 million in signing bonuses. The team has confirmed this deal yesterday night and Johnson will sign this deal on Friday. Basketball spreads

Johnson said “The Panthers told me the whole time they were going to come after me hard,” “I had to see it to believe, but they did.”

Johnson said that he was taken back by the offer that Carolina made and their offer of big money has made him choose his present team over Denver and Atlanta both of which have expressed interest in bringing him onboard. Basketball odds

Laughing Johnson said “Could you have turned that down?”

The Panthers did everything to get Johnson to stay the General manager Marty Hurney as well as coach Ron Rivera along with many other members of their defensive staff especially flew over to Miami on Monday to try and get Johnson to stay.

Johnson said “A lot of people in my family were rooting for me to sign with Atlanta because it was closer to home and they could come see me play,” “But I think they understand.”

Johnson had a great season with the Panthers back in 2010 with around 11 sacks for the first year he played as a starter. He also had a combined 10 sacks from his previous two seasons as he played behind Julius Peppers as well as Tyler Brayton. Johnson also stated that he was very impressed with how the Panthers made him feel by bringing along a good part of their coaching staff to his hometown. Football betting lines

Johnson said “They showed so much respect for me, I wanted to show it back,”

Johnson also said “Once you are settled in somewhere you get comfortable,” “Money aside, it wasn’t a hard decision for me to leave because I am tied into Charlotte.” So in this case money wasn’t everything for him.

Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
FOOTBALL: 8/7/2016 - 10/31/2016
BASKETBALL 10/25/2016 - 11/9/2016
HOCKEY 10/12/2016 - 11/9/2016
RK Team
Texas Am
Chicago Cubs
College FootballNC State vs Louisville09:00 AM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs12:00 PM PST
College FootballTCU vs West Virginia12:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas A&M vs Alabama12:30 PM PST
College FootballUtah vs UCLA1:00 PM PST
College FootballArkansas vs Auburn3:00 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma vs Texas Tech5:00 PM PST
College FootballOhio State vs Penn State5:00 PM PST
College FootballMississippi vs LSU6:00 PM PST
PGA TourCIMB Classic - Final Round7:00 PM PST
College FootballWyoming vs Nevada7:30 PM PST
College FootballFresno State vs Utah State7:30 PM PST
NFLNew York Giants vs Los Angeles Rams06:30 AM PST
NFLMinnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles10:00 AM PST
NFLCleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals10:00 AM PST
NFLNew Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs10:00 AM PST
NFLIndianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans10:00 AM PST
NFLWashington Redskins vs Detroit Lions10:00 AM PST
NFLBaltimore Ravens vs New York Jets10:00 AM PST
NFLBuffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins10:00 AM PST
NFLOakland Raiders vs Jacksonville Jaguars10:00 AM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs12:00 PM PST
NFLSan Diego Chargers vs Atlanta Falcons1:05 PM PST
NFLTampa Bay Buccaneers vs San Francisco 49ers1:05 PM PST
NFLNew England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers1:25 PM PST
NFLSeattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals5:30 PM PST
NFLHouston Texans vs Denver Broncos5:30 PM PST