The Independence Day holiday is behind us. It's time for the Panthers to continue trying to get rookie deals inked before the start of training camp. Panthers camp starts July 28th, so that leaves a little over three weeks. The Panthers have done an outstanding job this year of getting their rookies signed early. With the signing of Eric Norwood on June 23, the Panthers have 7 of 10 rookies in the bag.
The first two are almost certain to be signed before camp starts in the Sahara heat of Spartanburg, SC. As discussed previously, the tougher deal will be Jimmy Clausen. Let's hope the Panthers and Clausen's agent, Gary Wichard, can get it done and get him into camp on time.