Panthers extend center Ryan Kalil’s deal for two more seasons

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The Panthers have shown their willingness to extend players, so long as they’re deemed key parts for the future.

So Monday, they added two years to center Ryan Kalil’s deal, the team announced.

The five-time Pro Bowl center’s deal was set to expire after this season, but now they have a little more security in the middle of a line that has grown into a good one. He’s a big part of that, dealing with a shuffling cast of characters inside, but settling in with Trai Turner and Andrew Norwell and helping the young guards solidify their run game.

Financial terms of the deal weren’t announced.

The Panthers have made a point to retain their under-contract stars, such as Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen, which makes it a little more clear how they viewed the value of cornerback Josh Norman, whose franchise tag was pulled so they could spend the money on something else.