Carolina passes on matching Manning Jr. offer sheet
The Carolina Panthers will not match the restricted free agent offer sheet signed last Friday by cornerback Ricky Manning Jr., allowing the three-year veteran to move on to the Chicago Bears on a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $21 million.
The decision, arrived at on Monday, came one day after Manning was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with suspicion of assault after an altercation at a local restaurant.
It is not believed that Manning's arrest played any ...
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