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Carolina Panthers sign defensive tackle Zach Kerr to a two-year, $3 million contract

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The Panthers have added some bulk to their defensive line.

Update: The contract is for two years, $3 million with the possibility of incentives.


The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent defensive tackle Zach Kerr, according to a report from Field Yates. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the team is reporting that it’s a two-year deal.

Kerr (6 feet 2 inches, 334 pounds) was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and has also spent time with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. He has 135 tackles, 7.5 sacks one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his career.

As always, it depends on the financial details but this has potential to be a great deal for Carolina because it gives the Panthers some much needed help at defensive tackle after they’ve lost Vernon Butler, Dontari Poe and Gerald McCoy to free agency. Before this signing, the only defensive tackles on the Panthers’ roster were Kawann Short and Woodrow Hamilton, so depth was 100 percent a major need for the Panthers.

Stay tuned to CSR as we’ll update this story when new information is available.