Panthers Blitz

Panthers apply franchise tag to DT Kawann Short

Posted February 27

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short (99) with the fumble recovery. St. Louis Rams visiting the Carolina Panthers on Sunday October 20, 2013. Rams first play from scrimmage was intercepted and returned for a TD and the Panthers never looked back with a hime victory of 30-15. Photo by CHRIS BAIRD

— The Carolina Panthers have applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive tackle Kawann Short, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Carolina has until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Short. If an agreement is not reached, Short will play under the franchise tag worth roughly $13.5 million for the 2017 season.

Under a non-exclusive franchise tag, Short is eligible to negotiate and sign an offer sheet with other teams, but the Panthers can either match or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.

Short has recorded 17 sacks in the past two seasons and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after recording a career-high 11 sacks – the most by a defensive tackle in team history.

Carolina selected Short with the No. 44 overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The former Purdue Boilermaker has started in 41 of 64 games played with the Panthers. He has totaled 176 tackles, 22 sacks, 88 quarterback pressures, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 13 passes defensed in four seasons with Carolina.

Short is the second player in the past two seasons to receive the team’s franchise tag, joining former cornerback Josh Norman.

Carolina rescinded its 2016 franchise tag from Norman in April. Norman signed a five-year deal worth $75 million two days later with the Washington Redskins.

The Panthers has now assigned the franchise tag to seven players in team history: punter Todd Sauerbrun (2003), offensive tackle Jordan Gross (2008), defensive end Julius Peppers (2009), center Ryan Kalil (2011), defensive end Greg Hardy (2014), Norman (2016) and Short (2017).

Carolina also agreed to a two-year deal with defensive end Wes Horton on Monday and re-upped with defensive end Mario Addison on three-year deal Sunday afternoon.

For the latest Carolina Panthers news, follow WRALSportsFan's Panthers Blitz blog and Jon Stout on Twitter.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Premier League Soccer: Crystal Palace vs. Burnley

    Today at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Bundesliga Soccer: Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich

    Today at 12:30 pm on FOX50

  • NHL Playoffs: New York Rangers @ Ottawa

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh @ Washington

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR CUP SERIES: TOYOTA OWNERS 400

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on FOX50

  • Premier League Soccer: Swansea vs. Everton

    Saturday, May. 6 at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby

    Saturday, May. 6 at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Pittsburgh at Washington

    Today at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Teams TBD

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Chicago at Boston

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Louisville 10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET11:35 MT1:35 ET6:35 GMT2:35 北京时间
Rochester 
Indianapolis 1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET2:05 MT4:05 ET9:05 GMT5:05 北京时间
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 
Gwinnett 1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET2:05 MT4:05 ET9:05 GMT5:05 北京时间
Pawtucket 
Lehigh Valley 2:05 PT3:05 MT4:05 CT5:05 ET3:05 MT5:05 ET10:05 GMT6:05 北京时间
Toledo 
Charlotte 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Columbus 
Buffalo 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Durham 
Syracuse 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Norfolk 
Lehigh Valley 4:35 PT5:35 MT6:35 CT7:35 ET5:35 MT7:35 ET12:35 GMT8:35 北京时间
Toledo 
Pawtucket 4:35 PT5:35 MT6:35 CT7:35 ET5:35 MT7:35 ET12:35 GMT8:35 北京时间
Gwinnett 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Apr. 29
Barcelona Open (ATP)
Semifinals
(1) A. Murray 
(4) D. Thiem 
(3) R. Nadal 
H. Zeballos 
 
Hungarian Open (ATP)
Semifinals
L. Djere 
A. Bedene 
(1) L. Pouille 
(6) P. Lorenzi 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Apr. 29
Istanbul Cup (WTA)
Semifinals
(1) E. Svitolina 
J. Cepelova 
(3) I. Begu 
(6) E. Mertens 
 
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (WTA)
Semifinals
K. Mladenovic 
M. Sharapova 
(4) S. Halep 
L. Siegemund