Byron Bell leads Carolina's pool

Right tackle Byron Bell led the Carolina Panthers in money earned from the 2012 performance-based pool, which is designed to reward players with low base salaries that get significant playing time.

Bell earned an extra $255,000, according to league sources.

The other Panthers to earn more than $100,000 from the performance pool were cornerback Josh Norman ($242,000), cornerback Josh Thomas ($180,000), defensive end Greg Hardy ($171,000), defensive end Frank Alexander ($139,000), offensive lineman Jeff Byers ($132,000), guard Amini Silatolu ($125,000), receiver Brandon LaFell ($122,000) and offensive lineman Garry Williams ($101,000).