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.
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.
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 more sought after offensive lineman 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, who has expressed some interest in re-signing their starting center according to Zack Kelberman of 247 Sports.
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 either Conner McGovern, Sam Jones or Gino Gradkowski to draw the start at center during Sunday's matchup against the Chargers.
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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