Panthers re-do Jordan Gross' contract

The Carolina Panthers freed up $1 million in salary-cap space on Saturday.

According to contract numbers obtained by ESPN.com, the Panthers restructured the contract of veteran offensive tackle Jordan Gross. They took his salary-cap figure for this season from $10 million down to $9 million for the 2011 season.

It was a minor tweak. Gross agreed to surrender a $1 million incentive for participating in a certain amount of special-teams plays. His $6 million base salary for 2011 remains the same and the rest of the contract, which runs through the 2014 season, was not changed.