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Kawann Short gets $20 million to sign, $35 million fully guaranteed

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Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short waited to sign his franchise tender because he had a bigger prize in mind. He has now achieved it.

Short’s new five-year, $80 million contract pays out a signing bonus of $20 million, per a source with knowledge of the deal. Short also will receive $35 million fully guaranteed at signing, with another $10 million guaranteed for injury.

The move increases the likelihood that defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, a first-round pick in 2013, will be moving on after his rookie deal expires. He’ll make $6.757 million this year under the fifth-year option for players taken in the first round.

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4 Responses to “Kawann Short gets $20 million to sign, $35 million fully guaranteed”
  1. ak18346 says: Apr 17, 2017 11:00 AM

    I wouldn’t bet on that Star and KK likes to play together and they know that Mr. G would like to keep them together. Star need to understand he price

  2. medialovesthecowboys says: Apr 17, 2017 11:10 AM

    That’s an lot of guaranteed dough.
    Set up for life.

  3. jgedgar70 says: Apr 17, 2017 12:59 PM

    All they have to do is convince Star to take a back-loaded deal instead of a front-loaded one, because Short’s contract is going to get restructured at least twice. A lot also depends on how they both play this year. I imagine with Julius Peppers playing with them, they will both have very good seasons.

  4. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 17, 2017 3:52 PM

    Wow. Don;t follow the Panthers, but he must be really good.
    That is “serviceable QB” money.

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