Update: The contract is for two years, $3 million with the possibility of incentives.
#Panthers gave DL Zach Kerr a two-year deal with a base value of $3 million plus more available in incentives. It was actually agreed to nine days before it was announced. The COVID situation slowed down the medicals and finalization.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 26, 2020
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.
The Panthers have signed former Cardinals DT Zach Kerr, per source. He adds some size (6-2, 334) in the middle of a defense that is now without Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 25, 2020
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.