Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension

Panthers sign DT Kawann Short to 5-year extension
Panthers give DT Kawann Short monster contract extension

18 April, 2017

Just a year after rescinding the franchise tag on Josh Norman before the two sides could strike a deal, the Carolina Panthers are veering in the opposite direction with defensive tackle Kawann Short, signing the disruptive defensive lineman to a long-term contract the team announced on Monday.

He had a slow start last season but did manage six sacks and the Panthers placed the franchise tag on him back in February.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the contract is worth $80 million. We've all been told about how much Dave Gettleman values his hog mollies and pass rushers, but this deal really proved it.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle has amassed 180 tackles, 22 sacks, 23 tackles for a loss, six forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries through his first four seasons, and returns to a Carolina defensive front that is looking to improve on their already dominant pass rush.

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"That means everything to put myself in this position", said Short, who said his goal is to become the top player at his position. Carolina's front office did trade Super Bowl 50 star defensive end Kony Ealy to the New England Patriots, but added a future Hall of Famer to their defensive line with the return of Julius Peppers. He's a great player, but also a quality young man who has the respect of his teammates in the locker room. Norman went on to sign a five-year, $75 million deal with the Washington Redskins days later.

Short said he wanted to stay with the Panthers because they took a chance on him with a late second-round pick in 2013 when other teams passed him over. He was originally selected by the Panthers in the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Purdue.

In four National Football League seasons, Short has started 41 of the 64 regular season games he has played, including starts in all 16 games each of the past two seasons.

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