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Kawann Short Missed OTAs Due to Contract Negotiations

According to a report, Kawann Short skipped offseason workouts last week due to his contract negotiations not progressing.

After appearing at the first week of OTAs, Kawann Short missed workouts last week due to his negotiations for a contract extension with the Carolina Panthers coming to a standstill, according to Black and Blue Review.

Bill Voth wrote that: "After a brief pause, negotiations for a long-term contract restarted recently, a source said, and Short’s sudden, unexcused absence is a reaction to where those talks currently stand."

Short was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and will be entering his final year of his rookie contract with a base salary of $1,036,313 according to Spotrac.

The defensive tackle though is coming off a career year with 13.0 sacks after only six sacks in his first two years in the league. There is no question that Short had a remarkable season last year, one that included two NFC Defensive Player of the Month as well as his first Pro Bowl selection as well being named to the Second-team All-Pro.

While there may be parallels to the failed extension negotiations between the Panthers and Josh Norman, one thing that is different is that Short is still under contract. So if he does decide to sit out the team's mini-camp, he will face a fine over $76,000 according to Charlotte Observer Jonathan Jones.

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