Panthers Place Rookie DE Yetur Gross-Matos On IR, OL Tyler Larsen On COVID-19 List


The Carolina Panthers announced Friday that they’ve placed OL Tyler Larsen on the COVID-19 list and DE Yetur Gross-Matos on the injured reserve list with a high ankle sprain.

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list after just three games. 

Gross-Matos, 22, was a two-year starter at Penn State and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors last season. The Panthers selected him with No. 38 overall pick in this year’s draft.

Gross-Matos signed a four-year, $8,198,804 rookie contract that includes a $3,522,767 signing bonus. 

In 2020, Gross-Matos has appeared in four games for the Panthers and recorded six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

During his three-year college career, Gross-Matos recorded 111 total tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, and two forced fumbles. 

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