OFFICIAL NEWS: OL Yosh Nijiman of packers land into panthers as offensive tackle agreed with 2024 offseason plans…

With former Green Bay Packers OL Yosh Nijman, the Carolina Panthers reach an agreement.

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a deal with offensive lineman Yosh Nijman, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday.

Terms of the agreement have yet to be disclosed.

Nijman, 28, has spent the entirety of his five-year career with the Green Bay Packers. Undrafted out of Virginia Tech, Nijman has started 22-of-67 games since 2020, including a career-high 13 in 2022. His playing time diminished this past season, starting one game. Nijman featured in 231 offensive snaps and 108 on special teams.

Nijman will compete for playing time on Carolina’s rebuilt offensive line. The Panthers dished out big money contracts to Damien Lewis and Robert Hunt in free agency last week.

More on the 2024 NFL offseason, free agency

The NFL 2024 calendar year begins at 4 p.m. ET on March 13. At that time, contracts running through 2023 officially run out, making those players free agents. Prior to the beginning of free agency, teams will have a chance to designate one franchise or transition tag player, starting on Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. ET and ending on March 5. Beginning March 11 through March 13 teams can enter into a legal negotiation with players who are set to become unrestricted free agents.

In addition to NFL free agency, the new year also marks the beginning of all trades being made official by the league office. April 19 marks the deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets. On April 24, the deadline for teams to match restricted free agent offers sheets hits. Following the restricted free agent deadline follows the 2024 NFL Draft, which runs from April 25-27.

Players with only three years of accredited NFL experience become restricted free agents. Their original team will have the option to apply first-round, second-round, original-round, and right-of-fight-of-first-refusal tenders on players at escalating price tags. The higher the round, the more expensive the tender amount; however, if a separate team does offer a contract and the original team does not match that round pick will be conveyed from the new team to the original team. Right of first refusal only gives a team the option to match or not. If they don’t match, they get nothing in return. An original-round tender would send a draft pick from whatever round the player was drafted back to the original team if they chose not to match. The original team will have five days to match once a player signs an offer sheet from a new team.



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