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6-10, 4th in NFC South

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Kawann Short as expected. He will count an estimated $14..77 million against the salary cap. The goal remains to work out a long-term deal. But this was a must move for Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have signed defensive end Wes Horton to a two-year deal 24 hours after re-signing end Mario Addison to a three-year deal. Horton has been a solid run stopper that has earned him 27 starts over the last four seasons. Fills another need. Addison is more of a pass rusher. Sets up position by committee.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL posted the complete draft order after compensatory picks were awarded over the weekend. Here's a look at the Panthers' picks, including a third-round compensatory pick for cornerback Josh Norman. This gives general manager Dave Gettleman room to move around if he chooses. 1 – No. 8 2 – No. 40 3 – No. 72 3 – No. 98 (compensatory for Josh Norman) 4 – No. 115 5 – No. 152 6 – No. 192 7 – No. 232 (From Colts through Browns or Vikings) 7 – No. 233 (From Colts through Browns or Vikings)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Addison said he believes he can be an every down end for the Panthers, but will play whatever role the team wants. He is happy with his new three-year deal. "We met halfway in a good agreement that is a really fair deal for me,'' Addison said. "I made my name here. I came here in 2012 and worked my way up.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In 2014, when the Panthers gave defensive end Mario Addison a two-year extension, he celebrated with a trip to Puerto Rico in which he almost drowned when he fell of a jet ski. He's planning a trip to Germany to celebrate his new three-year deal. "No jet skis. No water,'' Addison said. "I'm not dealing with any water until I learn how to swim.'' Good decision.

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1dDavid Newton

Panthers, sack leader Addison sign 3-year deal

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to a new three-year deal with defensive end Mario Addison. The pass-rush specialist led the team in sacks last season with a career-high 9 1/2.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers have signed DE Mario Addison to a three-year deal. He will be 30 this year but he led the team with 9.5 sacks this past season and has been the most consistent pass rusher the past three years. Better safe than sorry by keeping him.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers get a third-round compensatory draft pick for losing Josh Norman in free agency last year. That lessens the loss of the Pro Bowl cornerback a little.

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6dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's 5 AFC South moves: Houston gets Garoppolo

Could Jimmy Garoppolo make the Texans the clear leader of the AFC South? They should find out. But the Jags, Colts and Titans all have major moves to make. Bill Barnwell has ideas.

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Panthers should consider breaking ties with Stewart (0:48)

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.3Tied-21st
Rushing Yards113.410th
Points For23.115th
Points Against25.126th