Reddick finished with four tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jets. Reddick led Carolina with a pair of quarterback hits in his debut for the team, which included a strip-sack of opposing rookie Zach Wilson early on. Although the Panthers were unable to recover that forced fumble, Reddick certainly carried his momentum from last year's breakout, 12.5-sack campaign into his opening appearance for the Panthers.
Reddick signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Reddick is moving on after spending his first four NFL seasons in Arizona. The 2017 first-round pick broke out with 12.5 sacks in 2020 after producing just 7.5 sacks over his previous three seasons combined. He'll likely be in store for a significant role with Carolina as an edge rusher in a defensive-end rotation that includes Brian Burns and Yetur Gross-Matos.
The Cardinals won't use the franchise tag on Reddick for the 2021 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Reddick, a 2017 first-round pick, was in danger of being labeled a bust after generating just 7.5 sacks over his first three NFL seasons. The Temple product changed the narrative in 2020, breaking out to the tune of 63 tackles, 12.5 sacks, four pass breakups and six forced fumbles. However, the free-agent acquisition of J.J. Watt likely squeezed all the money out of the Cardinals' pass-rushing department, so Reddick will hit the open market in search of his second NFL contract.
Reddick accrued 63 tackles (43 solo, 20 for loss), 12.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and four pass defenses in 16 games during the 2020 season. The 2017 first-round pick entered the campaign with 7.5 sacks to his name through three seasons, but with the help of a five-sack outburst Week 14 he easily set a career high in the category. Along the way, Reddick tied with Aaron Donald for second in the NFL in tackles for loss and easily outpaced the competition in terms of forced fumbles. Reddick heads into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, so his performance in 2020 may have priced him out of Arizona.
Reddick (hip) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Rams, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports. Reddick started the week absent from practice before logging a limited session Thursday and upgrading to full-speed Friday. The fourth-year linebacker will avoid missing the first game of his career, and he'll aim to continue his upward trajectory in Week 17. Through his first three NFL seasons, Reddick posted 7.5 sacks; he has registered 7.5 sacks over the past three contests.
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