Richard Marshall shows up for OTA's in Carolina

Richard Marshall showed up for OTA’s on Monday with the Carolina Panthers after declining to volunteer for the voluntary offseason program previously.

The veteran cornerback is among the large number of unsatisfied restricted free agents, and there is no indication that he has signed his tender for $1.759 million, according to Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer.

Because he wasn’t under contract, Marshall already took a pass on the mandatory veteran minicamp that the Panthers held earlier this month. He was considered one of the top nickel cornerbacks in the league before stepping into a starting role this season.

Marshall earned $583,000 last season and if he does not sign his tender by June 15, the club can reduce his offer to 110 percent of the 2009 base pay. Surely, Marshall doesn’t want that to happen. By showing up for the beginning of OTA’s, he’s made the right move.

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