Panthers Reunite Veteran Defensive Lineman With Ejiro Evero

The Carolina Panthers are finally addressing the defensive line after spending a ton of cap space on the offensive line.
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The Carolina Panthers have spent a considerable amount of cap space in free agency on the offensive line, which is understandable as the team struggled in pass protection last season.

However, the Panthers need to get busy and address the defense, which is lacking playmakers after linebacker Frankie Luvu signed a three-year deal with the Washington Commanders and star pass rusher Brian Burns was traded to the New York Giants.

Carolina bolstered the middle of its defensive line Tuesday, which they hope will pay dividends in 2024. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the Panthers signed former New York Giants defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson to a three-year, $22.5 million.

This is a notable move for the Panthers’ defense, as Robinson has ties to defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, who worked with the veteran defensive lineman in Los Angeles.

The 28-year-old defensive lineman is coming off a solid 2023 season with the Giants, where he had 62 combined tackles, six tackles for loss, two pass deflections, and a quarterback hit. He’s not a pass rusher, but he’ll help the Panthers’ defense stop the run, which was a major issue last season.

The Panthers are slowly putting together this roster for the 2024 season. But things are still a work in progress in Carolina. However, it’s good to see Carolina address the defensive line, as they need it in a division that has improved over the first 24-48 hours of free agency.

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