Panthers, Palardy Agree To Extension

The Panthers are signing punter Michael Palardy to a three-year, $7.52MM contract extension, a source tells Tom Pelissero of (on Twitter). The new deal keeps Palardy in place through 2021 and puts him in the top ten of punter compensation. 

The deal, which includes a $2MM signing bonus, represents a big step up for Palardy. The punter was released by seven different teams¬†before making his debut in 2016, so he’s undoubtedly appreciative of the new pact.

Palardy, 26, joined the Panthers in 2016 after Andy Lee was lost to injury. He has a career net average of 41.1 yards per boot and set the Panthers’ franchise record for single season net punting average last year.

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