Carolina Starts Talking with Top Draft Pick Everette Brown

everette-brown reports that the Panthers have begun talking to top pick Everette Brown. The team thought highly enough of Brown to trade their 2010 first-round pick in order to get Brown. Here’s the story from on Brown:

The Carolina Panthers have begun contract negotiations with their top 2009 draft selection, Everette Brown. Carolina traded their 2010 first-round pick in order to get an extra second-round pick in this year’s draft so they could select the defensive end. During the 2008 draft, Carolina traded their first-round pick for 2009 to the Philadelphia Eagles so they could select ORT Jeff Otah.

“I’ve done other deals before with (general manager) Marty (Hurney) and (director of team administration) Rob (Rogers), so I expect to get things done,” Brown’s agent, Joe Linta, told late Friday afternoon.

Linta declined to discuss if any progress was made during in-person meeting with the team, but seemed confident that a deal would get done fairly quickly, well in advance of when the players report for training camp on August 2.

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