Panthers CB Marshall practices, will sign tender

Carolina Panthers starting cornerback Richard Marshall is back

on the field after missing minicamp while upset about his contract


Marshall is participating in voluntary workouts this week at

Bank of America Stadium. He said Tuesday he hasn’t signed his

one-year tender worth $1.759 million, but will before the start of

training camp.

Marshall is one of many NFL players with four years of service

who would’ve been unrestricted free agents if the owners hadn’t

decide to end the collective bargaining agreement after this

season. The move put different rules in place that left Marshall a

restricted free agent with few options.

Coach John Fox says Marshall is in great shape despite also

skipping the team’s offseason conditioning program.