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Carolina Panthers Legal Tampering Recap

The NFL's Legal Tampering Period has ended. Like Yesterday, the Carolina Panthers added to their roster (including a wide receiver). Here is a Recap for the Carolina Panthers. 

Trading For Diontae Johnson

The Panthers' Most Interesting move on Day 2 was acquiring former Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Diontae Johnson. The 2019 third-round pick (No. 66 overall)) had 717 yards and five touchdowns in a season when Pittsburgh changed its offensive staff.

The Panthers lost virtually nothing, trading a sixth-round pick (No. 178) and cornerback Donte Jackson in exchange for Johnson and the Steelers seventh-round pick (No. 240). Johnson will pair nicely with Adam Thielen. Diontae also adds veteran influence for Johnathan Mingo and any other wide receiver Carolina drafts. 

Josey Jewell is a Panther

 Carolina brought in former Denver Broncos linebacker Josey Jewell. Jewell has reunited with the defensive coordinator, Ejiro Evero. Carolina signs their newest defensive piece to a three-year $22.75 million contract (including a $7 million signing bonus). 

Another Guard For Young  

The Panthers signed a guard on the first two days of legal tampering. On day one, they signed a contract with former Miami Dolphin Robert Hunt, who agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract. Not only that, but they also signed former Seattle Seahawk Damien Lewis to a four-year 53 million-dollar deal hours later. Currently, the Panthers have spent $153 million on the guard position. Unfortunately, the defense did lose Brian Burns. However, the offensive line is the biggest problem for the Panthers. Operation Protect Bryce Young is in full effect. 

Ihmir Smith-Marsette is back!

Carolina resigns Smith-Marsette to a one-year deal. Smith-Marsette is a swish army knife; he not only plays wide receiver but can also return kicks (he had one kick return versus the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, which showed why he should be a Carolina Panther).

The Carolina Panthers have made several offensive moves (specifically to protect Bryce, which should be priority number one). Young also gets a new weapon in Diontae Johnson and Smith-Marsette back. Finally, Evero gets to coach a former player, Linebacker Josey Jewell. 

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