Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Panthers are interested in signing G Andrew Norwell to a contract extension before he’s an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
However, Jourdan Rodrigue spoke to Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney, who said that they currently are not in contract negotiations with Norwell.
The Panthers have already locked up Trai Turner to a long-term deal have been in talks with TE Greg Olsen and LB Thomas Davis about new deals, so they’re clearly focused on retaining their core for the foreseeable future.
Norwell, 25, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in 2014. He finished a three-year, $1,542,000 deal with Carolina before agreeing to a one-year restricted tender worth $2.746 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Norwell appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 11 guard out of 72 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential extension for Norwell as the news is available.