The Panthers have made a savvy move to retain special teams captain and linebacker Jordan Senn on an undisclosed deal that will at least cover the 2013 season.
If the report by Person isn't enough, we also have a tweet from the man himself:
#PantherNation I'm back for another year! We're grinding to the top!— Jordan Senn (@JordanSenn57) March 6, 2013
Terms of the deal are currently unknown, but unless the Panthers gave Senn a Charles Johnson type deal this is a smart move. Senn is a great contributor on special teams (he is the ST Captain, after all), and a good rotational linebacker who has definitely earned a spot on the 2013 roster.
Yes, the Panthers are still over the salary cap, but it's a guarantee that they will be under it by the March 12th deadline. Even though they still have some trimming to do, I don't expect Senn's deal to cost that much towards the cap. According to Spotrac his contract for the 2012 season was for $765K, so while he may get a slight bump in pay I don't expect him to get more than $1M to remain in Carolina in 2013.
Stay tuned to CSR for the details of Senn's contract, which we will provide as soon as they are available.