Ahead of his anticipated competition with Jake Delhomme for the starting job, the Panthers offered Moore a one-year deal worth $3.043 million. That means another team would have to surrender first- and third-round draft picks to Carolina to sign him.
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Kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd, safety Quinton Teal and tackle Rob Petitti were among Carolina's restricted free agents not offered deals.
General manager Marty Hurney didn't immediately return a phone message Wednesday, but said last week he expected competition at quarterback in training camp. Delhomme has been the team's starter since 2003 and received a lucrative contract extension before last season, but is coming off a miserable 18-interception season.
After Delhomme was sidelined with a broken finger late in 2009, Moore came on and led the Panthers to four wins in their last five games. The 25-year-old Moore finished with eight touchdown passes, two interceptions and a passer rating of 98.5.
While it's virtually certain that Moore will be back, it's possible a team might try to sign Marshall and surrender a second-round pick. Marshall took over as a starter last season and the Panthers' secondary came on strong late in the year.
Davis was having what many felt was a Pro Bowl season in 2009 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. But his recovery is progressing and he's begun running.
The Panthers may try to re-sign Lloyd for less than the $1.101 million tender as Carolina likely will need someone to handle kickoffs for aging kicker John Kasay.
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