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H2.0 has navigated this this offseason better that I thought he would.  But now he has to do it in the draft as well.  Jury still out but props to what he has done so far .  

 

NFC South: Carolina Panthers

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Through the first week of free agency, the NFC South as a whole hasn't signed or traded for many big names. But the Carolina Panthers made the biggest splash, inking center Matt Paradis to a three-year deal worth $27 million.

Paradis was a sixth-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2014, and he went on to start 57 games for the team. In 2015, he featured during the Broncos' run to the Super Bowl. Last year, he was one of the best interior offensive linemen in the NFL and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 center.

Carolina had to upgrade its offensive line this offseason, especially after the retirement of Ryan Kalil. Signing Paradis—along with retaining tackle Daryl Williams—is a massive step in the right direction. The team also released tackle Matt Kalil, who was injured for the entire 2018 season. That will save the Panthers over $7 million in cap space and open up a starting spot for Taylor Moton. Despite only one big free-agent signing, it's been a productive offseason for the Panthers.

 
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I remember the day people were crying because we didn't sign at the immediate onset of "legal tampering". 

We got good deals.  They didn't even mention resigning Reid.

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2019 NFL Free Agency Profile: Matt Paradis

BY PFF ANALYSIS TEAM • DENVER BRONCOS • MATT PARADIS • JAN 16, 2019 

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Prior to breaking his leg and landing the Injured Reserve, Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis was playing at extremely high level. He anchored one of the best run-blocking offensive lines in the NFL and was far from a liability in pass protection. If healthy, the 29-year-old Paradis can fill in for any offensive line as a key contributing starter in 2019 and beyond.

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Pro Football Focus will be running through 50-plus pending/soon-to-be free agents between January 7, 2019 and March 8, 2019 to offer a detailed analysis of the top players bound for new contracts and (possibly) new teams in 2019. We want to house all of the important grades, advanced stats and key analysis for each player, so you know exactly what your team is getting in free agency.

To review all of our free agent profiles in one place, please visit this page.

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Paradis isn’t the long-term, blockbuster free agent addition many teams seek out in free agency, but he offers value to an already competitive NFL team in need of an upgrade at center.

 

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31 minutes ago, Moo Daeng said:

I remember the day people were crying because we didn't sign at the immediate onset of "legal tampering". 

We got good deals.  They didn't even mention resigning Reid.

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We've spent money that right way, and I can't believe people have a problem with that. With all due respect to a guy like CJ Mosely, you don't give a ILB 17 million a season, or 18 million for a Trey Flowers. You can find a guy in the first round that will give you 6-7 sacks and hold up well against the run from the edge.

I'm glad we weren't caught up in the bidding wars.

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From article on Team’s best offseason move.

Carolina Panthers: Signing Matt Paradis

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One of the biggest questions the Carolina Panthers needed to address this offseason was what the team did at the center position in the post-Ryan Kalil era. While Kalil had started 145 games for the Panthers since 2007, he missed 18 games over the last three years due to injury. In December, the 33-year-old announced his retirement from football.

With a five-time Pro Bowler leaving, Carolina needed to fill the hole in their offensive line with a quality player. The candidate that made the most sense was former Denver Bronco Matt Paradis, who was Pro Football Focus' second-ranked center in the league last season.

For $29 million over three years, the Panthers were able to secure Paradis' services. There is some risk involved considering Paradis only started nine games in 2018 due to a fractured fibula, but the incoming talent they added is higher than the 2018 version of Kalil.

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