Panthers want Jordan Gross to take a pay cut

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Cutting cornerback Chris Gamble got the Carolina Panthers under the salary cap.  But they’ll need more cap space if they hope to add new players.

Some new space could be coming from tackle Jordan Gross.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers want Gross to take a pay cut.

The 32-year-old veteran has a cap number of $11.7 million.  “There’s two sides to football – the football side and the business side,” Gross told Person.  “In the offseason, you deal with the business side.  Right now the Panthers and I are trying to work out the best solution to help this team move forward.”

Gross has the second-highest cap number on the team, behind only defensive end Charles Johnson, who counts for $13 million in 2013.