Panthers and RB Miles Sanders attain a 4-year, $25 million deal

The Carolina Panthers have reached a four-year, $25 million take care of working again Miles Sanders, sources instructed ESPN on Wednesday.

The crew introduced that an settlement had been reached, however didn’t disclose its phrases.

Sanders, 25, is coming off his profession with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was chosen to his first Professional Bowl after placing up for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns on the bottom for the 14-3 Eagles. He turned the primary Eagles working again to cross the 1,000-yard dashing mark in a season since LeSean McCoy in 2014.

The Panthers made re-signing D’Onta Foreman a precedence forward of free company, a league supply stated, however and not using a deal, they moved to Sanders — although a Foreman return hasn’t been dominated out.

Sanders ranks third amongst working backs in dashing common (5.1 yards per carry) since 2021 (minimal 250 makes an attempt), behind solely Tony Pollard (5.34) and Nick Chubb (5.25).

Sanders was chosen within the second spherical by the Eagles within the 2019 NFL Draft, the place he recorded 3,708 dashing yards and 20 dashing touchdowns over 4 seasons in Philadelphia. On account of his accidents throughout components of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he appeared in 57 of a attainable 66 common season video games.

He competed collegiately at Penn State, the place he performed behind Saquon Barkley for 2 seasons. When Sanders obtained the lead position in 2018, he broke out for 1,413 scrimmaging yards and 9 TDs.

Additionally on Wednesday, the Panthers agreed a take care of DeShawn Williams, the previous Denver Broncos defensive sort out who began 15 video games final season for coordinator Ejiro Evero and now the coordinator in Carolina who places collectively the identical 3-4 scheme.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Tim McManus, David Newton and Adam Schefter contributed to this report.