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Top Matt Paradis News

  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Undergoes successful surgery

    Paradis successfully underwent ACL reconstruction surgery Thursday, and there's optimism over his availability for the 2022 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Paradis will miss the remainder of this season after tearing his ACL, but he should be back to playing at some point next season. Pat Elflein should continue to start at center for the Panthers with Paradis sidelined.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Placed on injured reserve

    Paradis (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Paradis was diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, as previously reported. The move to IR therefore comes as no surprise. Pat Elflein (hamstring) is expected back this week and will likely take over the starting center job.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Out for season

    Paradis (knee) was diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Paradis' worst fears were confirmed after undergoing further tests, and the Panthers' starting center will miss the remainder of the campaign as a result. This is a big blow for the offensive line, as Paradis is a huge asset for them. Sam Tecklenburg is expected to take over at center, though Pat Elflein is also an option once he recovers from his hamstring injury.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Will not return Sunday

    Paradis (knee) will not return to Sunday's contest against the Patriots, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Paradis left Sunday's contest in the first quarter with a knee injury and will not return. Pat Elflein (hamstring) is inactive Sunday as well, so Sam Tecklenburg will have to take over at center for the remainder of the contest.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Restructures contract

    Paradis agreed to terms with the Panthers on a restructured contract Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Paradis has agreed to convert roughly $7 million of his $8 million salary into a signing bonus, a move which creates $4.6 million in cap space for Carolina. The Panthers have a made a number of similar transactions to free up cap space, including the recent release of multiple veterans, perhaps preparing the team to better pursue hot commodities when free agency opens March.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Ready to rock Sunday

    Paradis (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

    After missing practice Friday, but he shook off the illness in time. Paradis will start at center for Week 16's matchup.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Dealing with illness

    Paradis is questionable for Sunday's game at Indianapolis due to an illness, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    The 30-year-old is a late addition to the injury report, leaving his status firmly up in the air for Sunday's contest. Tyler Larsen will likely receive the start should Paradis be unable to play.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Makes full recovery

    Paradis (lower leg) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has been cleared for camp, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Paradis was recovering from surgery to repair a fractured fibula he experienced in Week 9 last seson and was unable to participate in offseason work to this point. Barring any health setbacks, expect the 29-year-old to claim his spot as the starting center for next season.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Sets sights on training camp

    Paradis (lower leg) continues to progress "smoothly" and is hoping to receive full clearance ahead of training camp, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Earlier this offseason, Paradis suggested he could be fully cleared in time for June minicamp, but it seems he may have jumped the gun a little bit. While there's still time for the center to make it back to full form by then, Carolina has little reason to rush the 29-year-old back into action with the start of the season still several months away.

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  • Panthers' Matt Paradis: Progressing in recovery

    Paradis (lower leg) expects to receive medical clearance June, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Paradis is recovering ahead of schedule after suffering a season-ending fractured fibula Week 9 last season. The veteran center appears likely to sit out OTAs, but could be good to go for mandatory minicamp.

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  • Broncos' Matt Paradis: Reaches deal with Carolina

    Paradis intends to sign a three-year, $27 million deal with the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Paradis, the top center on the free-agent market, wasted no time in finding a new role with the Panthers. He'll replace veteran center Ryan Kalil, who retired earlier this summer, in protecting quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) and opening holes for Christian McCaffery. The 29-year-old veteran landed on injured reserve last season due to a fractured right fibula sustained Week 9, but hadn't missed an offensive snap prior to the aforementioned injury since entering the league in 2014.

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  • Broncos' Matt Paradis: Operating without walking boot

    Paradis (lower leg) is moving and exercising without a walking boot, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Rapoport suggested Paradis is ahead of schedule following November surgery to his fractured right fibula, an important point considering the Broncos' center is expected to be one of the more sought-after offensive linemen on the open market when he eventually hits free agency this summer. Paradis, who hadn't missed an offensive snap since entering the league prior to the aforementioned injury, is expected to see interest from a number of suitors -- chief among them his current team, which has expressed some interest in re-signing its starting center according to Zack Kelberman of 247 Sports.

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  • Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Lands on IR

    Paradis (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    As expected, Paradis will miss the remainder of the 2018 season on injured reserve. The veteran center suffered a fractured right fibula during a Week 9 loss to the Texans and will undergo surgery. Expect one of either Conner McGovern, Sam Jones or Gino Gradkowski to draw the start at center during Sunday's matchup against the Chargers.

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  • Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Confirmed to have suffered fractured fibula

    Paradis suffered a fractured right fibula during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Texans, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Paradis is expected to miss at least six games while nursing the injury and could remain sidelined for the rest of the 2018 season. It's a tough break for the fifth-year pro, who will miss a substantial amount of time during a contract year. As long as Paradis remains sidelined, Connor McGovern could serve as the Broncos' starting center.

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  • Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Heading to IR

    Paradis (lower leg) will require season-ending surgery to address a fractured fibula and torn ligaments suffered during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Texans, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Paradis is expected to be placed on injured reserve in the near future. An official timetable for the starting center's recovery remains undisclosed, but Paradis will set his sights on a return during the 2019 season. Connor McGovern is listed as the official backup to Paradis, and is expected to slot into the Broncos' starting lineup.

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  • Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Believed to have fractured fibula

    Paradis (ankle) is believed to have suffered a fractured fibula during Sunday's game against the Texans, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    If Paradis' injury is confirmed to be a fractured fibula, the starting center is expected to miss at least six weeks and perhaps the remainder of the season. Connor McGovern could remain Denver's starting center for the foreseeable future due to the severity of Paradis' injury, in which case Elijah Wilkinson would continue to suit up as the team's starting right guard.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 300 lbs
Birthplace: Paradis, ID
Age: 32
School: Boise State
Experience: 7