The Panthers have used the second round RFA tender on starting right tackle Mike Remmers, agent Brett Tessler tweets. GM Dave Gettleman indicated in late February that Remmers would be retained and Carolina has taken a strong step towards that with their decision today.
The Panthers first acquired Remmers when they signed him off the Rams’ taxi squad in October of 2014. Looking at how he has improved his value since that point, the Rams might regret keeping him on the practice squad rather than the 53-man roster. Pro Football Focus (sub. req’d) rated Remmers as the 43rd best tackle in the league last season, giving him significantly higher marks for his run blocking than his pass blocking.
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