"The way the league is right now (salaries) are slotted for players. You're expected to get a certain (number) based on what you've done and what the guys before you have done," Davis told The Charlotte Observer. "So I'm pretty sure that Mr. Gettleman is a smart man, and he's proven that. And I'm pretty sure they'll come to an agreement and he'll get something worked out. He knows how valuable KK Short is to our football team."
Short, 27, is entering the final year of his rookie deal and his production on the field should earn him a big pay raise once he signs a new contract. The D-lineman wants to sign a deal in the same ballpark to the six-year, $102.6 million contract Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox just received. Whether he signs that type of contract with the Panthers remains to be seen.