Update: The Charlotte Observer reports that the Carolina Panthers are interested in trading for Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel. This speculation has started because former Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is now the defensive coordinator in Carolina, and is known to love Samuel. The Panthers can take on the salary, as they have cap room, but this is far from being something legit to consider.
Update: ESPN is reporting that the players will reportedly receive 48 percent of "all revenue" under the framework of the labor deal currently being discussed. NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith insists the players only saw 53 percent of the revenues under the previous agreement, though 60 percent is the number most commonly cited.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that all players with at least four years of service time will be unrestricted free agents under the labor agreement currently being discussed. This would impact in excess of 500 current players and would potentially lead to a free agent frenzy once a deal is reached.
Update: Washington QB Jake Locker shot down speculation on Tuesday's ProFootballTalk Live that he would turn to baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the event of a lockout. Locker had a nice combine, and certainly doesn't want to do anything to mess up the hype that now surrounds him.
Update: The Rock Hill Herald's Darin Gantt would be "at least moderately" surprised, "if not more," if Jimmy Clausen enters the 2011 season as the Panthers' starting QB.
Fantasy Impact: The Panthers are almost certain to bring in a veteran quarterback to compete with Clausen. There is a good chance, that veteran addition also begins the year as the team's starter as Clausen was anything but impressive in his rookie season.
Update: Panthers free agent quarterback Matt Moore (shoulder) would "love" to re-sign with the Panthers in 2011.
Fantasy Impact: The Panthers are expected to bring in a veteran quarterback this offseason, and this means with Jimmy Clausen in the mix, Moore is competing with Tony Pike for the 3rd quarterback spot. It is highly likely he played his last game in Carolina.
Update: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Panthers have hired former Eagles DC Sean McDermott for the same position in Carolina. McDermott had interviews set up with the Panthers and Broncos less than 24 hours after he was canned in Philadelphia.
Fantasy Impact: Denver now must look for another option after losing out on McDermott. Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac may now become the favorite to land in Denver.
Update: The Panthers are scheduled to interview Chargers tight end coach Rob Chudzinski for their offensive coordinator opening on Thursday.
Fantasy Impact: This comes as no shock as Chudzinski has worked with new head coach Ron Rivera when they were in San Diego. The Dolphins are also interested in Chuszinski's services.
Update: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Panthers are expected to name Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera the new head coach in Carolina on Tuesday.
Fantasy Impact: Rivera finally gets a head coaching gig that he was searching for. Most teams were interviewing him to satisfy the Rooney Rule.
Update: ESPN.com is reporting that the Carolina Panthers have cleared QB Jimmy Clausen to play following a concussion. Clausen will most likely get the start next week against the Cleveland Browns.