Catching up on some general NFL reading, I came across this bit from Mike Lombardi’s Diner Morning News from Monday morning regarding the Carolina Panthers and Julius Peppers:
The Panthers cannot let him go, and they must franchise him to trade him if they don’t want to pay the going rate. They must protect their asset. They have a better chance to recruit and match a deal for Gross than they do for Peppers. Where can Peppers go? Well, he’ll have many options, with the first being the Packers.
I’m sorry, what?