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Panthers sign second-round pick Kony Ealy

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The Panthers have reached a deal with their second-round pick.

The club said Thursday it had signed defensive end Kony Ealy, the No. 60 overall selection. As with all players selected after Round One, Ealy received a four-year contract that will expire after the 2017 season.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ealy notched 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 2013 for Missouri. At the least, the 22-year-old defensive lineman figures to see snaps behind starting ends Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson.

With Ealy’s pact, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (first round) and offensive guard Trai Turner (third round) are the Panthers’ lone unsigned picks.

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4 Responses to “Panthers sign second-round pick Kony Ealy”
  1. pigbenis69 says: May 29, 2014 5:23 PM

    Panthers had the draft I wanted the Eagles to – Benjamin 1 & Ealy 2. Oh well, well played Carolina. :-(

  2. barsfordays says: May 29, 2014 6:02 PM

    Ive said this before and ill say it again…. Kony 2012?! Not a good sign.

  3. iamdinguskhan says: May 29, 2014 7:39 PM

    With the new budding bromance I would have thought “Lois Lane” Benjamin would have signed by now

  4. jgedgar70 says: May 30, 2014 9:57 AM

    We are going to wear all the offensive tackles out. Hardy & CJ are among the best. And since they are so good, no one knows anything about Mario Addison, who is a good DE in his own right. Add Ealy to the mix, and there will be no plays where an excellent DE isn’t on the field. And with those manhole covers on the inside, and the best middle linebacker in the game, and we just might set a record for tackles for loss this year.

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