Additionally, Carolina’s side also agreed for two seasons with defender Morgan Fox.
CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers worked quickly in free agency to improve their defense Wednesday afternoon, securing deals with the outside linebacker Haason Reddick and the inside linebacker Denzel Perryman.
Reddick received a deal for one season and up to $ 8 million, a source confirmed to Adam Schefter from ESPN, Y Perryman received a contract for two seasons, his agency confirmed.
Later, on the same Wednesday, the Panthers kept working, securing a deal with the defensive end Morgan Foxsaid his agent to ESPN.
ReddickThe 26-year-old set a career-high 12.5 sacks – tying for the fourth-most in the NFL last season – after hitting just 7.5 in his first three seasons as a professional. He also forced six fumbles.
Imposed a franchise brand for Arizona Cardinals in a game in front of New York Giants in December, when he had five sacks as part of a 26-7 victory.
The 2017 first-round draft pick for the Cardinals He struggled throughout his time with the franchise to find a position. He was a collegiate defensive end, but was moved from there to inside linebacker and then outside linebacker before returning to defensive end in his career with the Cardinals, which included playing for three different groups of coaches.
Reddick found its rhythm in 2020 after replacing Chandler Jones in the starting lineup when he injured his biceps in Week 5.
In his quest to find a linebacker to take the place of the seven-time player from Pro Bowl, Luke Kuechly –who retired after the 2019 campaign–, the Panthers they will trust Perryman.
Former linebacker of Los Angeles Chargers will replace Tahir Whitehead, who was signed for a season last offseason, after Kuechly will retire after eight campaigns of NFL.
The inconsistency of Whitehead and his inability to play side to side – as he did Kuechly– led him to start just nine of the 14 games in which he participated. He was not rehired.
Perryman, 28, a second-round recruit from Miami In 2015, he had 349 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in six seasons with the Chargers. He was offered a two-year, $ 12 million extension in 2019, but chose to explore the open market this season.
Known for his hard shots and toughness as a tackler, Perryman it’s versatile, too. One of the best plays of his career was an interception deep on the field against the Atlanta Falcons, in 2016.
FoxThe 26-year-old had 21 tackles and six sacks last season for Los Angeles Rams. He received a two-year, $ 8.5 million deal, with $ 7 million guaranteed, according to the league source.
Earlier in the week, Panthers secured agreements with the offensive tackle of the Dallas Cowboys, Cam Erving, and with the guard Pat Elflein of the New York Jets.