Short will be present when the Panthers begin training camp July 28th, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Short skipped a few of the Panthers' OTA sessions while negotiating a new long-term contract, but he won't let that situation impact his training camp attendance. After a breakout 11-sack season last year, Short will hope that continuing to display his Pro Bowl-caliber talent will eventually result in a lucrative deal to remain in Carolina.
Short and the Panthers have begun talks around a contract extension, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Short is currently entering the final year of his rookie contract and is destined for a significant payday considering his huge strides since being selected in the second round in 2013. Last season, Short emerged as a Pro Bowl-caliber defensive tackle, registering 55 tackles, 11 sacks, three fumbles forced and two fumble recoveries. With cornerback Josh Norman out of the picture, the Panthers have far more financial flexibility to consider while negotiating a much-deserved extension with Short.
Short (knee) wasn't listed on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday. Short followed up limited showings in practice last week by avoiding the injury report entirely in advance of the Super Bowl. After racking up 13 sacks in 18 games (including playoffs this season), expect the third-year pro to play a key role in pressuring Peyton Manning (foot) on Sunday.
Short (knee) was a limited participant at practice Thursday. Although Short is nursing a minor knee injury, his practice limitation comes as more of a precaution, as his status for the Super Bowl isn't much of a concern at the moment.
Short finished the 2015 regular season with 55 tackles (36 solo), 11 sacks, three fumbles forced and two fumble recoveries in 16 games played. Short, a second-round selection in 2013, made strides through his first couple seasons, but enjoyed an incredible, breakout 2015 campaign. His 11 sacks tied for eighth-best across the league, and unlike most his peers, Short did such while playing as an interior defensive lineman. Short's 55 tackles also marks great production for his position, making him one of the better IDP options up front this season, and earning him a Pro Bowl selection along the way.
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