CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Adam Thielen will certainly aid load deep space of a professional pass receiver the Carolina Panthers shed when they consisted of DJ Moore in a profession with the Chicago Bears for the initial choice of the NFL draft.
The Panthers introduced Sunday they got to a handle Thielen. The bargain is for 3 years, an organization resource informed ESPN.
Thielen met the Panthers in Charlotte recently as he started discovering complimentary company. Although he left without an agreement, an organization resource stated there was common passion in between the celebrations in creating a bargain.
Carolina likewise met previous Detroit Lions pass receiver DJ Chark on Friday, according to an organization resource. There’s still a possibility the group can authorize him, too.
Carolina’s leading receivers returning from last period were Terrace Marshall Jr.,Laviska Shenault Jr and also Shi Smith, that had a mixed 77 catches.
Thielen brings a management existence to the receiver conference room the Panthers were trying to find also prior to Moore was traded to the Bears. Moore has actually been even more of a leader by instance.
Thielen was launched by the Minnesota Vikings after 10 periods, marked as a pre-June 1 reduced so the group can prevent his wage cap pinch hit 2023.
The Minnesota local, that played collegiately at Minnesota State Mankato, placed 3rd on the Vikings’ all-time obtaining checklist with 534 catches– routing just Hall of Famers Cris Carter and also Randy Moss. He signed up with the Vikings in 2013 after making the group at a novice trial run camp, functioning his means up from the method team to an unique groups duty to ending up being a two-time Pro Dish choice as a celebrity receiver.
Thielen, that transforms 33 in August, had 70 catches for 716 backyards and also 6 goals last period. His duty, nonetheless, began to decrease down the stretch, as he placed 4th in targets behind more youthful receivers Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson and also K.J. Osborn over the last 5 video games.
The Vikings made it clear in discussions this offseason that Thielen, that was slated to make $19.97 million in 2023, would certainly have a reduced duty along with a pay cut if he reorganized his bargain to continue to be with the group. The receiver informed ESPN in February that he wanted to retire as a Viking, yet likewise that he desired “my chance to reveal that I can dip into a high degree.”
Generally, Thielen, whom the Vikings called “a generous colleague,” has 6,682 obtaining backyards and also 55 goals over his occupation. His ideal period was available in 2018, when he had 113 catches for 1,373 backyards and also 9 goals. He was the group’s Walter Payton Guy of the Year candidate for 2022.
” He is the most effective depiction of what the Minnesota Vikings represent,” basic supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah stated.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert added to this record.