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Paul Soliai visited the Panthers this weekend

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Paul Soliai #96 of the Atlanta Falcons sits on the bench in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome on August 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Panthers have a formidable pair of defensive tackles in Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei, but they may be in the market for some veteran depth behind them this offseason.

According to multiple reports, former Dolphins and Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai visited with the Panthers this weekend. Soliai was released by the Falcons earlier this month after the second season of a five-year deal he signed before the 2014 season.

The quicker than anticipated departure from Atlanta came after Soliai’s role diminished in Dan Quinn’s first season as the team’s head coach. Soliai played 29 games and started 24 games in his two years with the Falcons and left Atlanta with 51 tackles and a sack on the stat sheet.

Soliai was with the Dolphins for seven years before heading to Atlanta and earned a reputation as a run stopper in the middle of Miami’s line. He will likely play that role with the Panthers or anyone else he signs with this offseason.

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3 Responses to “Paul Soliai visited the Panthers this weekend”
  1. zackattack006 says: Mar 13, 2016 7:12 PM

    Welcome back to Miami!!!

  2. finfan4lyfe says: Mar 13, 2016 8:57 PM

    Whats miamis prob… suh,solia,wake, williams, phillips, gosh

  3. pastanow says: Mar 13, 2016 9:40 PM

    Falcons did him a favor and he was able to escape the Dan Quinn dumpster fire.

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