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Panthers add defensive tackle Paul Soliai after visit

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 23: Paul Soliai #96 of the Atlanta Falcons is introduced prior to a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Georgia Dome on August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Panthers took a look at Paul Soliai over the weekend, and after a day to think about it, asked him to come back.

According to agent David Canter, the former Falcons nose tackle has signed with the Panthers. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, it’s a two-year deal worth $7 million.

Soliai was one of the Falcons big acquisitions early in free agency two years ago, but didn’t fit new coach Dan Quinn’s defense last year and quickly became replaceable.

The Panthers needed depth in the middle, and Soliai gives them another big piece behind starters Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei.

The Panthers had released veteran Dwan Edwards, and now have a reliable run defenders behind their young stars.

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5 Responses to “Panthers add defensive tackle Paul Soliai after visit”
  1. bassplucker says: Mar 14, 2016 8:22 PM

    Rich get richer. And not talking about Soliai though $7 mil ain’t chump change.

  2. pastanow says: Mar 14, 2016 8:32 PM

    That’s an upgrade for him to join the Panthers and leave Dan Quinn’s Dumpster Fire Falcons. Congratulations!

  3. hahalolrofl says: Mar 14, 2016 9:50 PM

    Are they ever going to add a sportsmanship and leadership coach? The egos on this team need help before anything else. Seriously Norman thinks he’s top 5 all time! How much of a head job are you to even let that thought exist for a second? Cam rocks out mvp socks but is a baby when faced with questions? At least Steve smith backed up his smack but he left this team of borderline personality disorders with narcissistic clusters.

  4. abfox112 says: Mar 14, 2016 11:02 PM

    @hahalolrofl – Your name says everything about your football intelligence.

  5. morbidtaint says: Mar 14, 2016 11:52 PM

    @hahalolrofl over a month later and you’re still bitter, last season hurt didn’t it?

    @bassplucker only 3 million guarunteed for 2 years though. Falcons are paying 4.5 million in dead money on the guy.

    @pastanow Dan Quinn inherited a dumpster fire, we’ll have to see what he’s building.

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