Moton has already signed his franchise tender with the Panthers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Carolina reportedly still wants to ink Moton to a long-term deal, thereby using the franchise tag as a bridge to continue negotiations until mid-July. If terms can't be agreed upon by then, Moton will at least remain in house for 2021. Since being drafted by the team back in 2017, Moton has yet to miss a single regular-season game.
The Panthers are giving Moton a franchise tag, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
The 2017 second-round pick has played all 16 games in each of his four NFL seasons, making 47 starts at right tackle and one on the blindside. He's earned a PFF grade of 76.2 or better each year as a starter, likely playing his way into a contract near $20 million per season. The Panthers reportedly plan to use the franchise tag as a bridge to negotiate a long-term deal, hoping to lock in Moton beyond 2021.
Moton (knee) is officially active for Sunday's tilt against the Redskins.
Moton was expected to suit up despite battling the knee issue, so his inclusion in the lineup isn't a surprise. The 2017 second-round pick should assume his usual starting role as the team's right tackle.
Moton (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
Moton worked as a limited practice participant all week, but he's still expected to play versus the Redskins on Sunday, per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic.
The Panthers selected Moton in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 64th overall.
It's not clear whether he'll play guard or tackle, but Moton should provide a considerable upgrade to the Carolina offensive line either way. He was a very good right tackle in college, and he showed standout athleticism at the Combine.