The Panthers re-signed tight end Chris Manhertz, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Manhertz was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason, but he’ll instead return on a new two-year deal.
Manhertz began training camp on the PUP list thanks to a Jones fracture in his left foot. Fortunately, he rebounded in time for the season and saw a larger role during Greg Olsen‘s absence. The 26-year-old (27 in April) appeared in all 16 games and started in four, playing primarily as a blocking tight end. He had just two catches on the year for 52 yards, bringing his grand career total to five grabs for 79 yards. He did, however, catch his first touchdown pass in Week 15 against the Saints.
Terms of the deal are not yet known, but Manhertz will presumably see a bump from his 2018 salary of $630K.
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