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December 22, 2019 11:56 AM
Panthers' Matt Paradis: Ready to rock Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2019 12:20 AM
Panthers' Matt Paradis: Dealing with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 25, 2019 12:16 AM
Panthers' Matt Paradis: Makes full recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 23, 2019 03:20 PM
Panthers' Matt Paradis: Sets sights on training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 15, 2019 05:32 PM
Panthers' Matt Paradis: Progressing in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 12, 2019 04:40 PM
Broncos' Matt Paradis: Reaches deal with Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 10, 2019 02:44 AM
Broncos' Matt Paradis: Operating without walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2018 09:17 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2018 03:36 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Heading to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2018 05:40 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Confirmed to have suffered fractured fibula
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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.

November 4, 2018 06:16 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Believed to have fractured fibula
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 4, 2018 06:12 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Exits game with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis will not return to Sunday's game against the Texans due to an ankle injury, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Paradis suffered an ankle injury during the first half of Sunday's tilt against Houston, the severity of which will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the Week 9 tilt. Connor McGovern has moved over to the center position, and Elijah Wilkinson enters the starting lineup at right guard.

April 20, 2018 06:24 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Officially signs tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis signed his second-round contract tender on Friday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

The Broncos gave Paradis the tender back in March, and while the center could have negotiated with other teams before signing it, he will now return to Denver for another season. The dependable center is set to earn $2.94 million in 2018.

March 12, 2018 07:04 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Receives second-round tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis, an exclusive-rights free agent, will receive a second-round tender from the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of the the Denver Post reports.

The tender effectively gives Paradis a considerable pay raise considering he'll now earn $2.94 million in 2018 after taking home $615,000 in base salary last season. While Paradis is technically still available to negotiate contracts with other teams, any team who extends him an offer sheet would then also have to fork over a second-round pick to the Broncos should Paradis sign the offer. It seems unlikely another organization would surrender that much capital for Paradis' services.

July 26, 2017 11:28 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Will be limited at training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis (hip) will see limited reps during the early stages of training camp, Troy Renck of ABC's Denver7 reports.

Paradis will be eased back into action at the start of training camp, while the Broncos proceed cautiously with their center. Paradis was already medically cleared earlier this month, having recovered from multiple hip surgeries this offseason.

July 6, 2017 01:04 AM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Medically cleared from hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis is medically cleared from hip surgery, NFL.com's Max Meyer reports.

Paradis underwent surgery on each of his hips this offseason and wasn't expected to return until August. However, he now should be able to participate in most on-field drills once training camp opens July 27.

May 23, 2017 07:12 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Out until August
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Paradis will be out until August recovering from hip surgery, Cameron Wolfe of The Denver Post reports.

Paradis had two surgeries on his left hip following the 2016 season and is expected to miss the entirety of training camp while recovering. The 27-year-old center has proven more than durable as he has yet to miss a start for the Broncos over the past two years. Look for more updates on his status as the preseason nears.

February 16, 2017 01:50 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Has surgery on left hip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis (hip) had surgery again Tuesday, this time on his left hip, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Paradis had surgery on his right hip only a month ago, but even with this most recent left hip procedure, he's expected to be fully recovered by the time the 2017 regular season commences. According to Jhabvala, Paradis is the only Broncos player that has played every snap in each of the last two seasons, despite persistent pain in his hips, so the surgeries will likely help him stay more durable as time goes on.

February 2, 2017 12:05 AM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Expected to return for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis (hip) is expected to be ready for training camp, 9News Denver reports.

Paradis underwent hip surgery on Jan. 10 and is scheduled for a second procedure next week. His agent said the operating doctor is pleased with Paradis' recovery so far and that the offensive lineman should be ready to go by training camp. If everything goes as planned, that means Paradis should be full go in time for the 2017 season opener.

January 12, 2017 03:10 PM
Broncos' Matthew Paradis: Undergoes hip surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Paradis underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right hip Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

Paradis' operation earlier this week precedes a second surgery on his left hip in approximately three weeks. His doctor believes, "Matt will come back as a much better athlete -- more agile, more explosive -- and really be able to utilize his hips going forward." Paradis is set for a lengthy road to recovery, but he's slated to be at full health by the start of the 2017 regular season.

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Height/Weight:
6-3/300
Birthdate:
10/12/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Paradis, ID, USA
School:
Boise State
NFL Experience:
6
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