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Panthers Sign Tight End Ian Thomas To Three Year Deal Ahead of Free Agency

The Panthers on Friday announced that the team has agreed to terms with tight end Ian Thomas. According to Ian Rappaport, Thomas’ deal is $16.5M over three years. He gets $6.435M cash in year one and $8M fully guaranteed. Drafted by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Thomas was set to become a free agent in March.

Although his 18 receptions for 188 yards last season isn’t eye-popping, his blocking capabilities were essential in the run game. With the signing, the team now has four tight ends under contract: Thomas, Tommy Tremble, Stephen Sullivan, and Colin Thompson.

After locking down Thomas, linebacker Frankie Luvu, and long snapper J.J. Jansen, the Panthers now have 19 unrestricted free agents.

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