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Jake’s New Deal Saves Panthers About $2.5 Mil in 2009

The new deal for QB Jake Delhomme is rather cap friendly according to the Charlotte Observer. The paper reports that the Panthers saved about $2.5 million under their 2009 salary cap with the deal that will keep Delhomme with the team for and extra five years. Delhomme’s was scheduled to count nearly $11.1 million against the ’09 cap before the extension, but now counts $8.591 million.

His numbers are relatively cap-friendly for a starting quarterback in subsequent years — $4.785 million in 2010, $5.745 million in 2011, $6.705 million in 2012, $7.665 million in 2013, and $8 million in 2014.

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