Panthers, RB Miles Sanders attain 4-year, $25M deal

The Carolina Panthers have reached a four-year, $25 million cope with operating again Miles Sanders, sources informed ESPN on Wednesday.

The staff introduced an settlement was reached however didn’t reveal its phrases.

Sanders, 25, is coming off a profession yr for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was chosen to the Pro Bowl for the primary time after racking up 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns on the bottom for the 14-3 Eagles. He grew to become the primary Eagles operating again to eclipse the 1,000-yard dashing mark in a season since LeSean McCoy in 2014.

The Panthers had made re-signing D’Onta Foreman a precedence previous to free company, however with no settlement, they moved on to Sanders — though bringing again Foreman has not been dominated out, a league supply stated.

Sanders ranks third amongst operating backs in dashing common (5.1 yards per carry) since 2021 (minimal 250 makes an attempt), behind solely Tony Pollard (5.34) and Nick Chubb (5.25).

A second-round choose by the Eagles within the 2019 NFL draft, Sanders posted 3,708 dashing yards and 20 dashing touchdowns over 4 seasons in Philadelphia. Limited by accidents throughout elements of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he appeared in 57 of a doable 66 regular-season video games.

He competed collegiately at Penn State, the place he performed behind Saquon Barkley for 2 seasons. When Sanders bought the lead position in 2018, he erupted for 1,413 scrimmage yards and 9 TDs.

Also on Wednesday, the Panthers agreed to phrases with DeShawn Williams, the previous Denver Broncos defensive sort out who began 15 video games final season for coordinator Ejiro Evero, now the coordinator at Carolina who’s placing in the identical 3-4 scheme.

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ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Tim McManus, David Newton and Adam Schefter contributed to this report.