Clausen reaches deal with Panthers

Jimmy Clausen avoided a bad start to his NFL career as his agent Gary Wichard reached a deal with the Carolina Panthers that will have the quarterback in training camp for the start of action later today.

Clausen, a second-round draft pick from Notre Dame, will sign a four-year contract that has a max value of $6.3 million, according to the Charlotte Observer. The key figure is the deal is worth $2.533 million guaranteed. Surely, it’s not what Clause, who did a freefall through the draft, thought he would receive when he left school with a year of eligibility remaining. But the Panthers would appear to be a good fit for him and now he can begin his NFL career.

Matt Moore is projected to be the team’s starting quarterback meaning Clausen has an inexperienced veteran ahead of him on the depth chart.

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