Matt Kalil Leaves Vikings, Signs With Panthers

A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent left tackle Matt Kalil from the Minnesota Vikings on a five-year deal worth $55.5 million.

Of that, $25 million is guaranteed.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the move can’t officially be announced until later in the day.

Kalil, who spent five seasons in Minnesota after being selected fourth overall in 2012, will play with older brother Ryan Kalil, Carolina’s two-time All-Pro center.

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The 27-year-old Kalil played in all 64 games his first four seasons in Minnesota, but missed 14 in 2016 due to a hip injury that required surgery.

Carolina needed a left tackle with Michael Oher’s career uncertain due to a concussion.

Matt Kalil was drafted by the Vikings with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft out of USC. Kalil missed most of last season after being placed on injured reserve with a hip injury in September that required surgery. He played just two games last season after starting all 16 games the previous four years.

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