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Panthers get injury protection in Hixon deal

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The Panthers added a new receiver without tying up much cap space.

The one-year, $1.2 million deal includes a split salary of $383,000, which will reduce his base salary of $725,000 if he ends up on injured reserve.

Hixon also gets a $250,000 signing bonus, $12,500 per game that he’s on the active roster, and a workout bonus of $25,000.

Hixon entered the league in 2006 as a fourth-round pick of the Broncos.  He landed with the Giants after four games in 2007, played in New York ever since, and won a couple of Super Bowl rings along the way.

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4 Responses to “Panthers get injury protection in Hixon deal”
  1. madbison says: Apr 11, 2013 9:48 PM

    Great deal for the Panthers. If he does well, they can sign him next year when they have more money..

  2. trevor123698 says: Apr 11, 2013 9:53 PM

    I got 50 bucks that says he ends up on injured reserve.

  3. macbull says: Apr 11, 2013 11:16 PM

    So player safety is the NFL’s #1 priority according to Roger Goodell and the NFL owners, right?

    But it’s ok for the Panthers to reduce a player’s pay if that player happens to get injured while busting his butt for the Panthers, right?

    Now Hixon will likely go out and play, even if his health is at risk, due to the structure of his contract.

    So the next time Roger Goodell and the NFL owners tell you how much they care about their players health, remember the Hixon contract that puts $$$ ahead Hixon’s well being.

  4. packerbackernj says: Apr 11, 2013 11:56 PM

    @ macbull

    You’re right, they should ban any player with injury history.

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