Facing tougher snap competition
Hubbard has new competition in the Carolina backfield with Miles Sanders replacing D'Onta Foreman, WCNC's Nathaniel Puente reports.
Sanders recently signed a four-year, $25.4 million contract, including $13 million guaranteed, while Foreman settled for a much smaller one-year deal with the Bears after playing out last year on a similar contract for Carolina. Foreman and Hubbard handled the vast majority of RB snaps/touches after the team traded Christian McCaffrey, with Hubbard notably finishing the year on a high note as he racked up 435 total yards over his final five games. The 2021 fourth-round pick now figures to take a backseat to Sanders, whose uneven tenure in Philadelphia was capped off by a career-best 259-1,269-11 rushing line last season. The Panthers could still add more backfield talent, or perhaps find a passing-down role for Raheem Blackshear, given that Sanders and Hubbard both have struggled with drops and don't look especially natural as receivers or blockers. Hubbard's new role might just be as a backup on early downs, with upside dependent on Sanders missing time.
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Signing with Carolina
Thielen agreed to a three-year, $25 million contract with the Panthers on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Taking talents to Carolina
The Panthers and Sanders agreed to terms on a contract Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Finds home in Carolina
Hurst agreed Wednesday with the Panthers on a three-year contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Expected to sign with Panthers
The Panthers have agreed to terms with Dalton on a two-year, $10 million contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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Staying with team
Thompson agreed Saturday to re-work the remainder of his two-year contract with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Moving on from Minnesota
The Vikings are releasing Thielen on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Might not be ready for OTAs
Corral may miss the start of OTAs as he recovers from surgery on his Lisfranc.
Diminished role against Chiefs
Sanders recorded seven carries for 16 yards in Sunday's 38-35 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs. He failed to catch his only target.
Hurst had four catches on five targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs.
Finds end zone twice against Niners
Sanders carried the ball 11 times for 42 yards and two touchdowns and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 31-7 win over the 49ers.