- Height / Weight
- 6'3" / 299 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 2, 1989 (30)
- 7th Season
- 2013 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 44 (CAR)
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short signed a five-year, $80 million contract extension Monday, according to sources. After his career-high 11 sacks in 2015, Short had six sacks last season and remains one of the top defensive tackles in the league. He'll continue to help solidify Carolina's defensive interior in 2017.
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent defensive tackle Kawann Short is likely to sign his franchise tender in the next few days, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. If he signs the tender, he'll receive $13.386 million for the 2017 season after making just over $1 million last year. Short has played in every game in each of his four seasons in the NFL, and he racked up 55 combined tackles, six sacks and one forced fumble in 2016.
The Carolina Panthers placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Kawann Short Monday. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term extension, but other clubs can make Short a contract offer once the new league starts, and Carolina can match the offer or receive two first-round picks if they choose not to match. Short followed up his All-Pro season in 2015 with six sacks, the second highest total on the team.