PANTHERS WON'T MATCH MANNING OFFER The Carolina Panthers will not match the offer sheet signed on Friday by cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. with the Bears. This means that the terms Manning signed on Friday become a binding contract, and he is a member of the Bears. The Panthers receive the Bears' third-round selection in the 2006 draft as compensation. Manning was arrested over the weekend in Los Angeles for alleged assault with a deadly weapon. (Scroll down for more.) As we explained, the pending charges do not permit the Bears to back out of the offer.