Panthers | Fields Postpones Signing New Deal - from www.KFFL.com
Wed, 9 Mar 2005 12:15:39 -0800
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports free agent LB Mark Fields (Hodgkin's disease) wants to wait until he receives a clean bill of health before re-signing with the Carolina Panthers this offseason. According to his agent, Jim Steiner, Fields will wait until May to sign a three-year deal. "Before (Fields) makes a commitment to the club, he wants to take the necessary steps to ensure that he can fulfill the three year term and play at a Pro-Bowl level," Steiner said. "Therefore, by the first week in May, Mark anticipates completing all of his regularly scheduled tests and annual follow-up care related to his previous health condition." Fields missed the entire 2003 season while battling Hodgkin's disease.