With the regular season set to start on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, the Carolina Panthers locked up another one of their stars for the long haul on Friday night after agreeing to a five-year extension with strong safety Charles Godfrey.
According to CarolinaGrowl.com, Godfrey’s deal is worth $27.5 million–with $12.4 million in guaranteed money. Godfrey is one of numerous members of the Panthers’ defense that received new deals this offseason–with the other players being Charles Johnson, James Anderson, Jon Beason, and Thomas Davis.
Carolina selected Godfrey in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has recorded seven interceptions to go along with six forced fumbles during his first three seasons. After finishing at the bottom of the league with a 2-14 record last season, the Panthers are making sure they make all of the right moves to make sure that doesn’t happen again this season–and the re-signing of Godfrey is another key step in the right direction.
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