In another salary cap move the Panthers extended the contract of LB Na'il Diggs through 2014 like they recently did with DT's Damione Lewis and Maake Kemoeatu.
He likely received some guaranteed money to be prorated over the life of the new contract and thus provide salary cap relief. His '09 base salary dropped by $725,00 from $1.65million to $925,000, and went down from $2million in 2010 to $855,000.
So it looks like neither Landon Johnson or Dan Conner will be given a free pass to the starting line-up. Diggs has held off challengers the past 2 off-seasons and I'm betting he does it again one more year.