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Panthers Sign Decorated Undrafted Free Agent Linebacker

Panthers Sign Decorated Undrafted Free Agent Linebacker Paddy Fisher
Panthers Sign Decorated Undrafted Free Agent Linebacker Paddy Fisher | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers are looking to turn a corner in 2021, especially with the addition of a hopeful new franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold. Aside from revamping the QB position, Carolina looks to add depth across the field, including at linebacker.

Carolina wasn't done adding pieces after drafting 11 new players in the 2021 NFL Draft. Over the weekend, the Panthers front office signed decorated undrafted free agent linebacker Paddy Fisher from Northwestern.

Paddy Fisher Panthers

Fisher starred as a tackling machine for the Wildcats throughout his college career. This kicked off during his freshman campaign in 2017 where Fisher led the team with 113 tackles. That mark also led all Big Ten freshman.

The linebacker continued to rack up accolades. Last season, as a senior, Fisher capped off a brilliant college career earning All-Big Ten Defensive First Team honors. He's also just the sixth player in program history to record more than 400 career tackles.

Carolina has been busy revamping its linebacker corps after last offseason's shocking retirement of Luke Kuechly. With the additions of Denzel Perryman and Hasson Reddick, the Panthers have really solidified their starting lineup at linebacker. Fisher is a key depth addition.

It's still unclear the immediate impact of this new-look Panthers team. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL futures odds have the Panthers ranked with the worst odds to win the NFC South Division at +1200 next year.

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