Panthers Re-Sign DE Wes Horton To Two-Year Deal


The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that they’ve re-signed DE Wes Horton to a two-year contract.

This comes just a day after the Panthers locked up DE Mario Addison to a new three-year, $22.5 million contract.

Horton, 27, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out USC back in 2013. He was in the final year of his three-year, $1.485 million rookie contract when the Panthers cut him loose during the 2015 season before bringing him back soon after.

Horton received a four-game suspend and was waived from their exempt list shortly after he was reinstated. The Panthers did, however, sign him to their practice squad and bring him back on a one-year deal last February.

Unfortunately, Horton was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason, but he returned to the team a month later.

In 2016, Horton appeared in 11 games for the Panthers and recorded 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 87 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.

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