This is pretty surprising. All of the reports said that Paradis was likely to sign with either the Broncos or Jets, but it appears the Panthers stepped up to close the deal.
Paradis, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2014. He was waived at the start of his rookie season and later signed to their practice squad.
Denver brought Paradis back on an exclusive rights contracts before re-signing him to a one-year, $2.914 million restricted deal last year. Paradis was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2018, Paradis appeared in nine games for the Broncos and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 2 center out of 38 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.