Eli Apple agrees to terms with Panthers

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Eli Apple has a home. Finally.

The free agent cornerback agreed in principle on terms of a one-year deal with the Raiders in late March, but the sides never could finalize the contract. So he went back on the market.

Two months later, Apple has agreed to terms with the Panthers, the team announced Thursday.

General Manager Marty Hurney said on WFNZ on Thursday that adding a veteran cornerback was a “priority.” Apple fills that need.

The Giants selected Apple with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft. He was traded to the Saints during the 2018 season. Apple started the first 15 games last year but missed the regular-season finale and the playoffs with an ankle injury.

Apple was No. 62 on PFT’s Top-100 Free Agent list.

10 responses to “Eli Apple agrees to terms with Panthers

  1. Apple is a great number two, part time number one db. Was surprised the Saints let him go.

  2. Eli Apple, Eli Manning, whatever it takes… Eli’s comingggggggg…. 🎼

  3. Should be interesting to see how all this plays out. He could be a perfect fit for the defense they plan on playing. We will see. I do think he was brought in for the young guns in the secondary to give them some insight of what to expect of the receivers they will be facing in the NFC South.

  4. Nothing in the story to compare the two deals to see if he did the right thing by turning down Raiders? That would be an interesting detail. Kinda feels like the Raiders not overpaying, and moving on, was the right thing to do.

  5. Eli Apple is the best CB I have ever seen at being mesmerized by the ball in the air.

  6. samapoc says:
    May 28, 2020 at 5:48 pm
    Apple is a great number two, part time number one db. Was surprised the Saints let him go
    He is the best that I have ever seen at grabbing WRs.

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