The Carolina Panthers have come to a restructured contract agreement with center Ryan Kalil as part of their efforts to meet their salary cap requirements by March 12. The Panthers have been approximately $15 million over the salary cap this year, which is expected to be a little more than $120 million. Part of the agreement included reducing Kalil's base salary for the 2013 season down to $750,000. Although Kalil's previous base salary was $4.75 million, he was also given a $4 million signing bonus as compensation for his willingness to agree to the contract restructure. Kalil's restuctured contract will reduce his salary cap hit by about $2.2 million, which will help the new Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman in his quest to make it under the league-imposed salary cap by the March 12 deadline. Make sure you're ready for the 2013 season of Panthers football with a Carolina Panthers PSL from PSL Source, the fan-to-fan marketplace for great deals on Panthers PSLs.
Panthers center Ryan Kalil has been an integral part of the team since he was drafted by Carolina in 2007. Besides being renowned as a three-time Pro-Bowler, Kalil also gained fame for an ad he published in the Charlotte Observer in July 2012 that promised Carolina fans that the Panthers would win Super Bowl XLVII. The Panthers didn't make it to the Super Bowl last season but Kalil's faith in the Panthers' potential and his own impressive football abilities make him a player worth keeping on the Panthers roster. Make sure you can watch Ryan Kalil play in person for the Panthers next season at Bank of America Stadium with your very own Carolina Panthers 2013 season tickets.