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Panthers reach agreement with Jimmy Clausen

The Carolina Panthers open training camp today, and Jimmy Clausen will be there.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Carolina reached an agreement with Clausen on a four-year deal, and he will sign the contract and report to camp today.

A three-year starter at Notre Dame, Clausen played in an offense similar to the system the Panthers use, and he’ll challenge Matt Moore, who heads into camp as the starter.

The Panthers have now signed all of their draft picks.

UPDATE: A league source tells PFT that Clausen’s guarantee is $2.533 million and that the Panthers agreed to an escalator that totals out to $2.85 million in 2013.

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15 Responses to “Panthers reach agreement with Jimmy Clausen”
  1. mattgso says: Jul 28, 2010 7:57 AM

    Matt Moore will be a very good QB if given the opportunity. Has already shown flashes of great play.
    Best thing Clausen can do is hold the clip board for a year.

  2. SterilizeTHenry says: Jul 28, 2010 8:12 AM

    Ah, so where is Florio??? He conveineintly stayed away from writing this article.
    I guess he only writes about Clausen when it involves ripping on him for being “loving and caring” or when he is claiming it is a fact that it is “all about Jimmy”.

  3. 4ever19 says: Jul 28, 2010 8:16 AM

    As a lifelong Notre Dame fan, I still wonder where all the fuss over Clausen comes from. I never see him as anything special. Had he played at a different school, most likely he’d have been a 6th- or 7th-round pick.

  4. Delhommed says: Jul 28, 2010 8:47 AM

    Clausen will be #3 on the depth chart for the whole year!

  5. AllThat says: Jul 28, 2010 8:54 AM

    Clausen like Bradford is a pretzel. They will both snap soon.

  6. TP7 says: Jul 28, 2010 9:35 AM

    Justin ‘Homer’ Reis’s 2010 Panthers/NFL Predictions:
    1.) Matt Moore will make the Pro Bowl.
    2.) DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both run for 1,500 yards.
    3.) Panthers go 12-4.
    4.) Unicorns and Leprechauns will fill Bank of America Stadium.
    5.) Panthers win the Super Bowl!

  7. CKL says: Jul 28, 2010 10:02 AM

    # 4ever19 says: July 28, 2010 8:16 AM
    As a lifelong Notre Dame fan, I still wonder where all the fuss over Clausen comes from. I never see him as anything special. Had he played at a different school, most likely he’d have been a 6th- or 7th-round pick.
    ________________________________
    I know a pretty no nonsense type ND fan who feels the same. He never liked the guy as a player. I never thought he was anything special either.
    Weis made him his money just like he did with Quinn. KC is the smart team because they got Weis instead of drafting Clausen.
    I am rooting for Moore big time. Always liked the kid since I saw him as a junior at Oregon State.

  8. robert ethen says: Jul 28, 2010 10:48 AM

    Clausen is going to be a great NFL QB. He and Tebow are the best of the bunch.

  9. Nacho Libre says: Jul 28, 2010 11:21 AM

    No worries, I think maybe given the chance Clausen will be good, in a few years. Moore played lights out last year (NOT meaningless December games) against New England, Minnesota, New Orleans and 2 years before against teams that did have playoff implications even though the Panthers didn’t. I don’t think he’s the second coming, but I think he’s workable and can take a team that was 8-8 WITH Delhomme giving the ball away to the other team, and make them a respectable 10-6 possibly, making it into the playoffs. Of course I hope for better, but I’ll take 9-7 even with getting in the playoffs if necessary. Clausen is hopefully a non-factor this year.

  10. headrush4you says: Jul 28, 2010 11:31 AM

    Jimmy Clausen has been hyped up since he was in highschool and still hasn’t lived up to the hype. I’m not saying he was bad at Notre Dame, but he wasn’t anything special. Panthers should of been trying to get T.O., w/ Steve Smith out, instead of signing fluke QB’s. The Panthers look like the Ravens back in the Boller era: a solid all-around team led by an over-rated QB. Except now we have Mr. Flacco and it’s all up-hill from here! Be scared Charlotte, very very scared. Baltimore Ravens 2011 Superbowl Champions!

  11. AllThat says: Jul 28, 2010 11:36 AM

    robert ethen says:
    July 28, 2010 10:48 AM
    Clausen is going to be a great NFL QB. He and Tebow are the best of the bunch.
    ===========================
    Well put “sarcastically” Bobby!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. mwcarolina says: Jul 28, 2010 11:53 AM

    “As a lifelong Notre Dame fan, I still wonder where all the fuss over Clausen comes from. I never see him as anything special. Had he played at a different school, most likely he’d have been a 6th- or 7th-round pick”
    I disagree, if he went to another team, he could’ve been better. Notre Dame’s offensive line was a work in progress for the 3 years he was there. he did have recievers, but not a great line or defense.
    And why does everyone hate this kid??? i like him, he won’t start this year unless Moore sucks. He WILL be the 2nd quarterback behind Moore. Cantwell has a bigger arm, but i think Clausen will end up outperforming Cantwell in preseason and take his job. Moore is the competition and unless the Panthers are 3 and 6, i cant see Moore losing his job.

  13. SterilizeTHenry says: Jul 28, 2010 12:31 PM

    AllThat says:
    July 28, 2010 8:54 AM
    Clausen like Bradford is a pretzel. They will both snap soon.
    —————-
    Oh really? From what I remember, Clausen hardly ever misses any games. And even when he was hurt this year he toughed it out and still played.

  14. Catamount says: Jul 28, 2010 1:02 PM

    Some of you posters are idiots with a computer and pre-paid internet service.
    WHo know what you have in Clausen. This QUESTION caused him to drop–people want sure bets in the first. However, Clausen played behind a weak OL at ND and because of that, was injured and had to learn to throw on the run. He rushes things on occasion as a result. When he settles in behind Kalil, Otah, Gross, Wharton, etc., he will show you what he has. But some of you assholes act like the opportunity to make a public comment gives you supreme powers to determine the future and analyze talent. Lunch break is over, so, get back on the truck and get back to work, assuming you have jobs.

  15. mwcarolina says: Jul 28, 2010 1:15 PM

    When he settles in behind Kalil, Otah, Gross, Wharton, etc., he will show you what he has.
    listen, i like Clausen, but unless Moore starts screwing up, it’s his job to lose. Clausen, however, is going to be behind Moore and if Moore screws up, he can give the job to Clausen because Fox’s job is on the line here.

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