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  • Matthew Wright Signs With Steelers

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    Free-agent kicker Matthew Wright signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced on X on Wednesday. Wright went undrafted after his final season at UCF in 2018 and has spent time with eight NFL organizations, including three stints with the Steelers. In 20 NFL games, the 28-year-old has connected on 40 of his 47 field goal attempts and 35 of his 37 extra point tries. In all likelihood, veteran kicker Chris Boswell, who has been with Pittsburgh since 2015, will remain the starter. If Wright surprisingly wins the kicking job this offseason, he could have streaming viability in 2024 fantasy football.

    Apr 10 · Source via Carolina Panthers Matthew Wright
  • Panthers, Derrick Brown Agree To Four-Year Extension

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    The Carolina Panthers and defensive tackle Derrick Brown agreed to a four-year, $96 million contract extension on Friday, according to a source. The deal includes $63.165 million guaranteed. The $24 million per-year average on the extension is the fourth-highest in the league for a defensive tackle, trailing only Chris Jones, Christian Wilkins and Justin Madubuike. The 25-year-old Brown was a Pro Bowler for the first time in 2023 after posting a defensive lineman-record 103 tackles while leading the NFL with a 47 percent run-stop win rate, according to ESPN Analytics/NextGen Stats. Brown was the former seventh overall pick in 2020 and has eight sacks and two interceptions in his four-year career. This is a key move for a Panthers defense that lost pass-rusher Brian Burns this offseason.

    Apr 5 · Source via Carolina Panthers Derrick Brown
  • Latest On Panthers’ CB Situation

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    The Panthers have a vacancy at the cornerback spot for the time being, with Donte Jackson having been traded to the Steelers for Diontae Johnson and C.J. Henderson departing in free agency. Carolina has since signed Dane Jackson, but another move could be coming relatively soon. Carolina is interested in bringing back Stephon Gilmore, who had a one-year tenure with [...]

    Apr 1 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Dane Jackson
  • Clowney ready to bring prove-it mode to Panthers

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    Edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney can't wait to bring to his hometown Carolina Panthers the prove-it mode he's been in since his falling-out with the Cleveland Browns at the end of the 2022 season.

    Mar 30 · ESPN Carolina Panthers Jadeveon Clowney
  • Panthers Agree To Terms With Tae Davis

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    The Carolina Panthers agreed to an undisclosed deal to re-sign linebacker Tae Davis on Friday. Davis began last year with the Atlanta Falcons before joining the Panthers in November. The 27-year-old finished the season with just seven tackles (two solo) in 16 games played (zero starts). He was a key special teams contributor for the Panthers in eight games in 2023 and should reprise that role in 2024. Davis entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Chattanooga in 2018 with the New York Giants. In his five years in the league, he's recorded just 64 tackles (44 solo), two sacks, five QB hits and two passes defended in 61 games (five starts). Davis is clearly not on the IDP fantasy radar.

    Mar 29 · Source via Carolina Panthers Tae Davis
  • Raheem Blackshear Returning To Panthers

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    The Carolina Panthers have agreed on a deal with running back Raheem Blackshear. The two sides have agreed on a one year deal worth $985,000 for the 2024 season. The 24-year-old will return to Carolina after spending each of the last two seasons with the organization. He has mainly been used as a reserve back and special teams player. Through two seasons, Blackshear has 37 carries for 123 yards and three touchdowns in 25 games. There is unlikely to be fantasy value here unless Carolina loses one or two running backs due to injury.

    Mar 28 · Source via Carolina Panthers Raheem Blackshear
  • Panthers To Re-Sign S Sam Franklin

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    While another Panthers move will steal the headlines, the team also managed to retain one of their special teams aces today. According to Joe Person of The Athletic, the Panthers are re-signing safety/core special teamer Sam Franklin. It's a one-year deal for the veteran. [RELATED: Panthers Sign OLB Jadeveon Clowney] Franklin has spent his entire [...]

    Mar 28 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Sam Franklin
  • Jadeveon Clowney Signing Two-Year Deal With Panthers

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    Free-agent edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney is signing a two-year, $24 million contract with the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick spent last season with the Baltimore Ravens, and it was one of the best campaigns of his career. He tied a career-high with 9.5 sacks and did not miss a game for the first time since 2017. The 31-year-old still has plenty of ability, but his surroundings in Carolina won't be as strong as they were with the Ravens. The South Carolina native is now closer to home, and he'll look to help the struggling franchise accelerate its rebuild in 2024.

    Mar 27 · Source via Carolina Panthers Jadeveon Clowney
  • Panthers Bring Back Sam Franklin

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    The Carolina Panthers re-signed safety and special teams ace Sam Franklin on an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Franklin, a former undrafted free agent out of Temple, began his NFL career in 2020 with the Panthers and has spent all four of his NFL seasons with the organization. The 28-year-old defensive back had a career-high 30 tackles (20 solo) and an interception returned for a touchdown in 17 games (four starts) in his fourth year in Carolina in 2023. Franklin played 310 snaps on special teams and will likely continue in that role in his fifth year with the team in 2024. In his four NFL campaigns, Franklin has just 97 tackles (69 solo), one sack, the interception returned for a score, five passes defended and a force fumble in 64 games (nine starts).

    Mar 27 · Source via Carolina Panthers Sam Franklin
  • Panthers Sign S Nick Scott

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    Nick Scott was one of several veteran safeties who were released at the start of free agency, but he has not needed to wait long to find a new deal. Scott is joining the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. This will be a one-year deal, ESPN’s David Newton adds. The move has now been […]

    Mar 22 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Nick Scott
  • Panthers Add Safety Nick Scott

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    The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal on Friday with former Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals safety Nick Scott, according to a source. Scott was the Rams' seventh-round selection (243rd overall) in 2019 out of Penn State. The 28-year-old defensive back spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Rams before spending last season with the Bengals. In his five years in the league, Scott has racked up 214 tackles (136 solo), four interceptions, nine passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 81 games (27 starts). He had 57 tackles (35 solo) in 17 games played (10 starts) for Cincy last year. Scott will compete for a reserve role in Carolina's secondary in training camp this summer.

    Mar 22 · Source via Carolina Panthers Nick Scott
  • Panthers Sign WR David Moore

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    9:44pm: Justin Strnad has had a change of heart. After being close to finalizing a deal with the Panthers, the free agent linebacker will actually be returning to Denver on a one-year deal, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. 7:40pm: Dave Canales is adding a familiar face to his offense. The Panthers announced that they’ve signed […]

    Mar 20 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers David Moore
  • Panthers Agree To One-Year Deal With Justin Strnad

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    The Carolina Panthers agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal on Tuesday with former Denver Broncos linebacker Justin Strnad, according to a league source. Strnad reunites with defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero after spending the first three seasons of his NFL career with the Broncos. Last year in Denver, the 27-year-old former fifth-round pick in 2020 out of Wake Forest had just five tackles (four solo) in 17 games played (zero starts). Strnad's best season came in his rookie year in 2021, when he had 36 tackles (23 solo) in 16 games (five starts). Now in the NFC, Strnad will most likely continue to represent linebacking depth while also filling in on special teams for the Panthers.

    Mar 19 · Source via Carolina Panthers Justin Strnad
  • Panthers To Sign OT Yosh Nijman

    The Panthers have been seeking some offensive tackle depth, and they found an answer in a former Packers starter. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Panthers have signed free agent tackle Yosh Nijman. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Nijman is inking a two-year deal worth $8MM. The contract can hit a max value […]

    Mar 19 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers
  • Mike Williams Has Multiple Suitors

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    Free-agent wide receiver Mike Williams reportedly has scheduled visits with multiple teams this upcoming week. The Los Angeles Chargers made Williams a cap-casualty late last week. Since then, the Chargers have traded fellow wideout Keenan Allen and expressed interest in bringing back Williams. Despite that, Williams is scheduled to visit with the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers this week. All three teams have a need for Williams, so he'd likely be a legitimate threat on any of them. Williams does have a lengthy injury history but has proven to be reliable when healthy.

    Mar 17 · Source via New York Jets Carolina Panthers Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Williams
  • Panthers Bringing In Michael Gallup For A Visit

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    The Carolina Panthers are set to bring in former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup for a visit next week, according to a source. Even though the Panthers acquired receiver Diontae Johnson from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this week, they continue to look to add weapons on offense after quarterback Bryce Young struggled mightily in his rookie season in 2023. In addition to Gallup, the Panthers will visit with Mike Williams (knee), who was recently released by the Los Angeles Chargers for salary cap purposes. The 28-year-old Gallup would join Johnson, Adam Thielen and Jonathan Mingo if he were to sign with the Panthers. Gallup had 1,000 yards in his sophomore season in 2019 in Dallas but has been on the decline since and hasn't had more than 445 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons.

    Mar 16 · Source via Carolina Panthers Michael Gallup
  • Shaq Thompson Has Contract Restructured

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    Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson had his contract restructured, reducing his base pay in 2024 to $3.1 million with $1.7 million guaranteed to help clear around $3 million in salary cap space for this season. The former 25th overall pick by the Panthers in 2015 out of Washington played in only two games last year before suffering a season-ending fractured fibula against the New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old had a run of four straight seasons with 100-plus combined tackles before getting hurt in 2023. Thompson also restructured his contract with the Panthers last offseason, which gave him an extra year with the team. He'll be entering his 10th season in Carolina and he's started in 108 of his 119 career games, totaling 717 combined tackles, 12 sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles over nine NFL seasons.

    Mar 16 · Source via Carolina Panthers Shaq Thompson
  • Panthers To Host Mike Williams On A Visit

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    The Carolina Panthers plan to host former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) for a visit next week, according to a league source. Williams, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Week 3 of last year, was released earlier this week due to salary cap purposes. The 29-year-old they call Big Mike was set to make $20 million in the final year of his three-year extension in 2024. Now that most of the big free agents have already chosen new teams, Williams is one of the biggest names available on the open market and would give young quarterback Bryce Young a big new target in the passing game after Carolina already traded for wideout Diontae Johnson. The former seventh overall pick in 2017 by the Bolts out of Clemson has two 1,000-yard seasons in his seven NFL campaigns and scored nine touchdowns in 2021, but his lengthy injury history outweighs his upside at this point.

    Mar 15 · Source via Carolina Panthers Mike Williams
  • Panthers Add K'Lavon Chaisson On One-Year Deal

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    The Carolina Panthers signed former Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson to a one-year, $5 million maximum deal on Friday, according to a source. The former first-round pick (20th overall) in 2020 by the Jacksonville Jaguars out of LSU will head to the NFC after tallying 73 tackles (48 solo), five sacks, 11 tackles for loss and 23 QB hits in 57 games (11 starts) in his four years with the Jaguars. The 24-year-old has not performed up to his draft status and hasn't started a game since 2021, so he's clearly well off the IDP fantasy radar. The Panthers will be hoping that a change of scenery for Chaisson will spark more production as he battles for a starting spot at linebacker in Carolina this summer.

    Mar 15 · Source via Carolina Panthers K'Lavon Chaisson
  • Panthers Signing Jordan Fuller To One-Year Deal

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    The Carolina Panthers are signing safety Jordan Fuller to a one-year deal worth up to $5.25 million, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero. Fuller hit free agency after four years with the Los Angeles Rams. He racked up 279 tackles, four forced fumbles, seven interceptions, and 17 pass defended in 48 games for the organization. He's set to join a rebuilding secondary after the Panthers lost safeties Jeremy Chinn and Vonn Bell via free agency and traded cornerback Donte Jackson to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a deal for wide receiver Diontae Johnson.

    Mar 15 · Source via Carolina Panthers Jordan Fuller
  • Panthers To Sign OLB K'Lavon Chaisson

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    The Panthers met with Jadeveon Clowney on Thursday, but the team is waiting out other clubs’ interest. Clowney is meeting with the Jets on Tuesday. In the meantime, Carolina has added two edge rushers. K’Lavon Chaisson will follow D.J. Wonnum to Charlotte. The former Jaguars first-round pick is joining the Panthers on a one-year deal […]

    Mar 15 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers K'Lavon Chaisson
  • Panthers To Sign D.J. Wonnum

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    The Vikings have already lost Danielle Hunter in free agency, and his edge partner will depart Minnesota as well. D.J. Wonnum has a two-year deal in place with the Panthers, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports. [RELATED: Panthers Trade OLB Brian Burns To Giants] Wonnum’s two-year deal with Carolina will be worth $12.5MM, according to Sheena Quick of 1340 Fox Sports. […]

    Mar 14 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers D.J. Wonnum
  • D.J. Wonnum To Sign With Panthers

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    Free-agent pass-rusher D.J. Wonnum plans to sign an undisclosed two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, according to a source. Wonnum will head to the NFC South after producing a career-high-tying eight sacks, a career-high 62 tackles (33 solo), seven tackles for loss, 15 QB hits, six passes defensed and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in 15 games (14 starts) in 2023 in his fourth year with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings originally took him with their fourth-round selection in 2020 out of South Carolina. Wonnum had a career year last season despite missing the tail end of the campaign due to a quadriceps injury. While not on the IDP fantasy radar, the Panthers will be hoping Wonnum can help boost the team's pass-rushing force from the linebacker position after trading Brian Burns to the Giants.

    Mar 14 · Source via Carolina Panthers D.J. Wonnum
  • S Jordan Fuller To Visit Panthers This Week

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    After moving on from Vonn Bell and watching Jeremy Chinn sign with the Commanders, Carolina will need to add to their safeties group in the offseason. Well, they won’t wait long to address that need, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, as former Rams safety Jordan Fuller is set to visit the Panthers this […]

    Mar 14 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Carolina Panthers Jordan Fuller
  • Panthers To Visit With Jadeveon Clowney

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    The Carolina Panthers will host three-time Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney on a visit this week, according to sources. Clowney is drawing interest from a few teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, but he is exploring a return home first. The 31-year-old veteran pass-rusher is a native of Rock Hill, North Carolina, and played his college ball at South Carolina. The former first overall pick of the Houston Texans in 2014 made all three of his Pro Bowl squads with Houston from 2016-18. In Baltimore last year, Clowney played in all 17 regular-season games (15 starts) for the Ravens and had a career-high-tying 9.5 sacks, a career-high 43 tackles (24 solo), nine tackles for loss, 19 QB hits, five passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. If he's able to stay healthy for a full season again, which is unlikely given his injury history, Clowney has the ability to be useful in deep IDP fantasy leagues.

    Mar 13 · Source via Carolina Panthers Baltimore Ravens Jadeveon Clowney
  • Dane Jackson Agrees To Terms With Panthers

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    The Carolina Panthers are signing free-agent cornerback Dane Jackson to a two-year deal worth up to $14.5 million, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero. The former seventh-round pick has spent his entire four-year career with the Buffalo Bills, totaling 152 tackles, three interceptions, and 28 passes defended in 52 games (28 starts). The contract suggests Jackson will begin training camp as a starter, especially after the Panthers agreed to trade Donte Jackson and a late-round draft pick to the Steelers in exchange for Diontae Johnson and a late-round draft pick.

    Mar 13 · Source via Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Dane Jackson
  • D.J. Wonnum To Visit Panthers, Bears

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    The Vikings appear poised to lose one starting edge rusher in Danielle Hunter, having made a lucrative commitment to Jonathan Greenard. Hunter’s edge partner could also soon be leaving Minnesota. D.J. Wonnum has a free agent visit lined up with the Panthers for tomorrow, Sheena Quick of 1340AM reports. That will be followed one day later by a […]

    Mar 12 · Pro Football Rumors Chicago Bears Carolina Panthers D.J. Wonnum
  • Steelers Pick Up Donte Jackson In Trade With Panthers

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired cornerback Donte Jackson and pick No. 178 in this year's NFL draft on Tuesday from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for wide receiver Diontae Johnson and pick No. 240 overall in this year's draft, according to sources. If the Panthers hadn't traded the 28-year-old Jackson, he was likely going to be a salary cap casualty this offseason. The former second-round selection by Carolina in 2018 out of LSU will give the Steelers an experienced corner that should start across from second-year corner Joey Porter. Jackson has 14 career interceptions in six NFL seasons, but he had none in 2023 while also adding 59 tackles (49 solo), five tackles for loss, five passes defended and a forced fumble in 16 starts. Fantasy managers can ignore him in IDP leagues.

    Mar 12 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers Donte Jackson
  • Panthers Acquire Diontae Johnson From Steelers

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    The Carolina Panthers acquired wide receiver Diontae Johnson and pick No. 240 overall in this year's NFL draft from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday in exchange for cornerback Donte Jackson and pick No. 178 overall in this year's draft, according to sources. The move leaves the Steelers dangerously thin at the receiver position, with George Pickens and Calvin Austin III as the team's top two wideouts with Johnson gone. Johnson, 27, finished last year with a career-low 51 catches for 717 yards and five touchdowns. He'll move to a Panthers offense desperately seeking playmakers and should be one of quarterback Bryce Young's top targets, other than veteran Adam Thielen. Johnson's chances for a fantasy rebound in 2024 don't look great in Carolina, but perhaps he can develop some nice chemistry with Young and feed off volume.

    Mar 12 · Source via Carolina Panthers Pittsburgh Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • A'Shawn Robinson Headed To Carolina On $22.5 Million Deal

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    The Carolina Panthers are signing free-agent defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson to a three-year, $22.5 million deal, as reported by NFL insider Mike Garafolo. The 28-year-old was originally a second-round selection in the 2016 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions and has racked up 355 tackles, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, one interception, and 37.5 run-stuffs in 110 career games. He spent one season with the New York Giants before this year. Robinson will join forces with standout defensive lineman Derrick Brown in Carolina, but it won't make up for the departure of star pass-rusher Brian Burns, who was traded to the Giants.

    Mar 12 · Source via Carolina Panthers New York Giants A'Shawn Robinson Derrick Brown
  • Chase Young Expected To Visit Panthers, Saints

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    Free-agent pass-rusher Chase Young is expected to visit with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints this week, according to a source. The 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year is still only 24 years old and is receiving interest from a handful of teams. Young, the second overall pick by the Washington Commanders in 2020 out of Ohio State, made the Pro Bowl in his first NFL season and recorded 7.5 sacks in 15 games. However, injuries limited him to a combined 12 games in 2021 and 2022 before he bounced back with 7.5 sacks in 16 games (six starts) with the Commanders and San Francisco 49ers last year. San Fran has already added two defensive linemen in free agency, so it's unlikely that Young will be returning to the Bay Area in 2024. Another year removed from injury, Young could be a sleeper defensive lineman in IDP fantasy leagues.

    Mar 12 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Chase Young
  • Damien Lewis To Sign With Panthers

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    Free-agent offensive guard Damien Lewis plans to sign with the Carolina Panthers in free agency this week for four years and $53 million, according to sources. The deal includes $26.2 million guaranteed. The Panthers made a serious effort to improve their offensive line in front of young quarterback Bryce Young on Monday by adding both Lewis and guard Robert Hunt, who signed a whopping five-year, $100 million contract. Lewis, who turns 27 on March 21, ranked 41st among all guards in the NFL in pass-block win rate in 2023 with the Seattle Seahawks while starting all but one game. Lewis is 32nd in the league in the same statistic among all guards over his four NFL seasons after he was taken in the third round by Seattle in 2020 out of LSU. He started at left guard the last three seasons for Seattle and has started 61 of a possible 67 regular-season games in his career, so he'll provide needed stability on the O-line for Carolina.

    Mar 12 · Source via Carolina Panthers Damien Lewis Bryce Young
  • Panthers Agree To Terms With Robert Hunt

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    The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with free-agent offensive guard Robert Hunt on a five-year, $100 million deal on Monday, according to a source. The deal includes $63 million guaranteed. It's a huge free-agent contract for Hunt, who was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the second round in 2020 out of LSU. The 27-year-old offensive lineman started 55 of the 61 games that he played in in his four seasons in South Beach, although he missed six games in 2023 due to a hamstring injury. In addition to being reliable, Hunt had at least one snap at every position on the Dolphins' offensive line except left guard during his four years with the team. He has primarily played right tackle and right guard and will head to Carolina to provide quarterback Bryce Young with more interior protection after the top pick in the 2023 draft was sacked 62 times, second-most in the NFL.

    Mar 11 · Source via Carolina Panthers Robert Hunt Bryce Young
  • 49ers Signing Yetur Gross-Matos

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    The San Francisco 49ers are signing Carolina Panthers free-agent defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos on Monday to a two-year deal worth $18 million, according to a source. In addition to Gross-Matos, the Niners added pass-rusher Leonard Floyd to their defensive line in free agency on Monday to try and give some much-needed pass-rushing help to All-Pro Nick Bosa. Gross-Matos, a former second-round pick by the Panthers in 2020 out of Penn State, had a career-high 4.5 sacks in 12 games (six starts) in Carolina in 2023 and a total of just 13 sacks in his first four seasons in the NFL, so he's not going to be on the IDP fantasy radar in San Francisco. Gross-Matos is known as more of a strong run defender, and he'll most likely be a rotational player in San Fran.

    Mar 11 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Carolina Panthers Yetur Gross-Matos Nick Bosa Leonard Floyd
  • Panthers Release Vonn Bell

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    The Carolina Panthers released safety Vonn Bell on Monday, according to a league source. With the move, the Panthers will save only $1 million against the 2024 salary cap while taking on $9.9 million in dead money. Bell becomes a free agent quickly after just signing a three-year deal with the Panthers in free agency last year. The 29-year-old veteran, a former second-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2016 out of Ohio State, had 69 tackles (42 solo) and an interception in 13 starts for the Panthers last year in his lone season with the team. Bell has had IDP fantasy value in the past because of tackling ability while defending the run, but at this stage of his career he's hard to trust and is probably going to have to settle for a depth role wherever he lands.

    Mar 11 · Source via Carolina Panthers Vonn Bell
  • Troy Hill Re-Signs With Panthers

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    Veteran cornerback Troy Hill re-signed an undisclosed one-year deal on Monday with the Carolina Panthers, according to a source. Hill, a former undrafted free agent, will return to Carolina's secondary in 2024 after picking up 48 tackles (30 solo), an interception returned for a touchdown, six passes defensed and a forced fumble in 16 games (three starts) in his first year with the team in 2023. The 32-year-old won't be guaranteed a starting role in his return to the organization, but the nine-year NFL veteran will give the Panthers some depth in their secondary nonetheless. In his nine NFL campaigns with the Panthers, Bengals, Rams and Browns, Hill has 382 tackles (281 solo), three sacks, nine interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), 40 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries (one returned for a TD).

    Mar 11 · Source via Carolina Panthers Troy Hill
  • Giants Acquiring Brian Burns From Panthers

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    The New York Giants are acquiring outside linebacker Brian Burns from the Carolina Panthers on Monday in exchange for a second- and fifth-round draft pick, according to multiple reports. In addition, the Giants are extending Burns on a five-year deal worth a maximum of $150 million with $87.5 million in guarantees. The Panthers placed the franchise tag on Burns last week, but that goes away now that he's been traded to a team that gave him a long-term extension. The 25-year-old former first-round pick is a massive addition to the Giants defense moving forward. Burns was a Pro Bowler in both 2021 and 2022 and has recorded 46 sacks in his five years in the NFL. He could form a nice pass-rushing tandem for the G-Men with Kayvon Thibodeau moving forward.

    Mar 11 · Source via New York Giants Carolina Panthers Brian Burns
  • Frankie Luvu Agrees With Commanders

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    Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu agreed to terms on a three-year deal for a maximum value of $36 million on Monday with the Washington Commanders. New Commanders head coach Dan Quinn isn't wasting any time adding to his new defense in D.C., adding both Luvu and defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong on Monday. The 27-year-old Luvu was a top-25 IDP linebacker in his third year in Carolina in 2023, recording a career-high 125 tackles (66 solo), 5.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 11 QB hits, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 17 starts. It was the fourth straight season that Luvu set a new career-high in tackles, and he's quickly put himself on the IDP fantasy radar heading into 2024 as he joins the Commanders.

    Mar 11 · Source via Washington Commanders Carolina Panthers Frankie Luvu Dorance Armstrong
  • Giants Interested In Trading For Brian Burns

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    SNY's Connor Hughes writes to keep an eye on the New York Giants as a potential trade destination for Carolina Panthers star pass-rusher Brian Burns, according to sources. There is mutual interest from both sides in getting something done. If a trade happens, it would be the biggest splash for general manager Joe Schoen in his tenure with the team. Burns, who turns 26 next month, has 38.5 sacks in his last four seasons, including a career-high 12.5 in 2022. Adding Burns to the Giants defense would be a big splash this offseason, but nothing has been finalized as of now. The Panthers placed the franchise tag on Burns, so he'll make $24 million in 2024 if he plays on the tag. In addition to being a highly productive pass-rushing linebacker, Burns has only missed three games in his five seasons since being taken 16th overall in 2019.

    Mar 11 · Source via New York Giants Carolina Panthers Brian Burns
  • Bradley Bozeman To Be Released By Panthers

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    The Carolina Panthers are releasing veteran center Bradley Bozeman ahead of free agency. The former two-time National Champion at Alabama spent four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before signing a deal to join the Panthers in 2022. He has struggled in pass protection, and the Panthers are looking to improve its offensive line after rookie Bryce Young was sacked 62 times (second-most). The Panthers save $4.36 million by making this move.

    Mar 10 · Source via Carolina Panthers Bryce Young
  • Panthers Re-Sign LS J.J. Jansen

    J.J. Jansen is on track to create more distance between himself and other Panthers in the franchise’s games-played column. The veteran long snapper will be back for another go-round in Charlotte next season. The Panthers re-signed the 15-year veteran to a one-year deal on Friday, The Athletic’s Joseph Person notes. This will be Jansen’s sixth […]

    Mar 8 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers
  • Panthers To Release TE Hayden Hurst

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    Hayden Hurst suffered a concussion that kept him from playing throughout the season’s second half. A report of the veteran tight end suffering post-traumatic amnesia surfaced. Illustrating the importance of fully guaranteed money, Hurst is now set to be released. A year after signing Hurst to a three-year deal, the Panthers are moving on, according […]

    Mar 5 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Hayden Hurst
  • Panthers Place Franchise Tag On Brian Burns

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    With no long-term deal in sight, the Panthers will move forward with the expected decision on Brian Burns. The Pro Bowl edge rusher has been told he will receive the franchise tag, per Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report. The team has since announced the move. Burns has long been an obvious candidate for the tag, which […]

    Mar 5 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Brian Burns
  • Panthers Releasing Hayden Hurst

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    The Carolina Panthers are releasing tight end Hayden Hurst (concussion) on Tuesday after just one season with the team. Hurst missed the final eight games of the 2023 season due to a pretty serious concussion, although he's recovered now and should be ready for training camp this summer. The 30-year-old signed a three-year, $21.75 million deal with Carolina prior to last season. Before his concussion, he wasn't really a factor in what was a pretty bad Panthers offense led by rookie quarterback Bryce Young last year. Hurst caught just 18 receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown before suffering his head injury in Week 10. Fantasy managers probably won't be looking at Hurst in 12-team leagues in 2024, but depending on his health and where he lands, he could bounce back.

    Mar 5 · Source via Carolina Panthers Hayden Hurst
  • Panthers Use Franchise Tag On Brian Burns

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    The Carolina Panthers officially placed their franchise tag on star edge rusher Brian Burns on Tuesday, and his tag number is $24 million fully guaranteed for the 2024 season if the two sides can't work out a long-term contract extension by mid-July. Burns, 25, was the 16th overall pick by Carolina in 2019 out of Florida State. The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker has recorded 246 tackles (151 solo), 46 sacks, 59 tackles for loss, 95 QB hits, 13 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) in his five seasons so far for the Panthers. In 16 starts last year, Burns had 50 tackles (32 solo) and eight sacks, good enough to put him at No. 46 in IDP scoring among edge rushers. If the Panthers can't work out a new contract with Burns, he could be a trade candidate this offseason.

    Mar 5 · Source via Carolina Panthers Brian Burns
  • Panthers Expected To Trade Or Release Donte Jackson

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    The Carolina Panthers are expected to trade or release veteran cornerback Donte Jackson, according to sources. Jackson has a $4 million roster bonus due on March 16, which would spur action. His release would save the team $5.9 million in the 2024 salary cap. The 28-year-old former second-round pick by Carolina in 2018 out of LSU has accumulated 303 tackles (248 solo), one sack, 15 tackles for loss, 14 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 46 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his six years with the Panthers. In what will be his final season with the team, Jackson contributed 59 tackles (49 solo), five tackles for loss and a forced fumble in 16 games in 2023.

    Mar 4 · Source via Carolina Panthers Donte Jackson
  • Panthers Pause Brian Burns Extension Talks

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    Brian Burns is an obvious franchise tag candidate in the event a long-term Panthers deal cannot be worked out. The latest development in this situation points further to the tag being necessary. [RELATED: Panthers Discussing Derrick Brown Extension] The Panthers informed Burns’ camp during the Combine that talks are on hold, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports […]

    Mar 3 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Brian Burns
  • Panthers Have Discussed Extending DT Derrick Brown

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    Panthers defensive tackle Derrick Brown took a couple of seasons to find his game in the NFL but showed enough in Year 3 to warrant the pickup of the fifth-year option of his rookie contract. A year later, and a second stellar season under his belt, Brown could be headed towards a new contract extension […]

    Feb 29 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Derrick Brown
  • Panthers Would Consider Using Franchise Tag On Brian Burns

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    While the Panthers would prefer to sign Brian Burns to an extension, GM Dan Morgan told reporters that “all options are on the table” when it comes to retaining their star pass rusher, including the franchise tag. With the March 5 franchise tag deadline rapidly approaching, Morgan revealed that he’ll be meeting with Burns’ agent […]

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Brian Burns
  • Panthers coach Dave Canales thinks Bryce Young is ready to shine in Year 2

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    New Panthers coach Canales sees Young as 'one piece of the puzzle'' in fixing the offense.

    Feb 27 · ESPN Carolina Panthers Bryce Young
  • Donte Jackson's Future In Carolina Is Iffy

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    Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson has been a full-time starter since he arrived as a second-round pick out of LSU in 2018, but The Athletic's Joseph Person lists him as a potential salary cap casualty this offseason. Cutting the 28-year-old defensive back would create almost $6 million in salary cap space for the Panthers this offseason, but it would also leave them with $9.8 million in dead money. Jackson was unable to pick off a pass in 2023 for the first time in his career, but he started 16 games (the most since his rookie year) and was solid in run support. The Panthers must also consider fellow cornerback Jaycee Horn's lengthy injury history when considering whether to cut Jackson. The Panthers only have a few obvious potential salary cap cuts outside of Jackson.

    Feb 21 · Source via Carolina Panthers Jaycee Horn Donte Jackson
  • Brian Burns, Frankie Luvu among Panthers' top free agents

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    Will Carolina find a way to keep Burns, Luvu and others, such as Yetur Gross-Matos and Jeremy Chinn, for 2024?

    Feb 20 · ESPN Carolina Panthers Brian Burns Jeremy Chinn Yetur Gross-Matos Frankie Luvu
  • Panthers Expected To Franchise Tag Brian Burns

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    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler writes that it feels like a formality that the Carolina Panthers will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent linebacker Brian Burns this offseason. Burns is too talented to let walk in free agency without the chance at an outright signing or a tag-and-trade. The Panthers will also likely look to re-sign linebacker Frankie Luvu as they begin their rebuild. Carolina's offense was atrocious in 2023, but their defense was a strength, so it makes sense for them to look to bring back their key playmakers on that side of the ball. The 25-year-old Burns finished last year with 50 tackles (32 solo), a team-high eight sacks, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 16 games. He's had at least 7.5 sacks in each of his five NFL seasons and is in play as an every-week starter in IDP fantasy formats.

    Feb 20 · Source via Carolina Panthers Brian Burns Frankie Luvu
  • Bryce Young Needs Weapons On Offense

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    The Carolina Panthers went 2-15 last year and fired both their head coach and general manager. They have all kinds of needs this offseason, but The Athletic's Joe Person thinks that their biggest priority should be getting young quarterback Bryce Young some help in the passing game. DJ Chark Jr. ranked in the bottom 10 in the league in average separation and catch percentage, while Jonathan Mingo had the fifth-worst catch percentage (50.6) in his rookie campaign. Adam Thielen had a 1,000-yard season, but the 33-year-old can no longer stretch defenses at his age. It all caused Young to stand in the pocket waiting for someone to get open before eventually getting enveloped by the pass rush. Young has plenty to work on himself, but helping him take the next step in Year 2 will start with surrounding him with better playmakers.

    Feb 17 · Source via Carolina Panthers Bryce Young
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