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Carolina Panthers Meet with Free Agent OL Jason Brown

March 14th, 2012 at 3:46 PM
By Jesse Collin

The Carolina Panthers have made a lot of moves at the guard position this week, cutting eight-year veteran Travelle Wharton and signing Geoff Hangartner to a three-year contract on Tuesday. By cutting Wharton, the Panthers cleared $3.8 million in cap space.

According to a league source, Carolina met with free agent guard Jason Brown on Wednesday. Just three years after making him the NFL’s highest-paid center with a five-year, $35.2 million contract, Brown was cut by the Rams this week.

Brown moved to guard last season after he was replaced as the starting center in the middle of last season. St. Louis cleared a reported $2.8 million in cap room by cutting Brown.

Brown, 28, has a history with Carolina offensive line coach John Matsko, who coached the seven-year veteran in Baltimore.

Brown is also no stranger to the area. Growing up in Henderson, NC – about three hours north of Charlotte – Brown played at UNC where did not miss a single game in his collegiate career.

Tags: Carolina, Carolina Panthers, Football, Geoff Hangartner, Jason Brown, NFL, Travelle Wharton

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