The Carolina Panthers and Matt Corral agreed to terms on the quarterback's four-year rookie contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the situation. The Panthers later officially announced the news.
The agreement gets the third-round pick under contract before the Panthers kick off training camp this week.
Carolina traded up into the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft to select the Ole Miss signal-caller. In two seasons as a full-time starter, Corral surpassed the 3,300-yard passing mark in each campaign. He earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2021. In 2020, he led the FBS with 384.3 total yards per game (passing and rushing). With a quick trigger and good athleticism, Corral is ideal for the RPO game and owns rushing ability.
With the Panthers set to hold a training camp battle between incumbent Sam Darnold and newly acquired Baker Mayfield, Corral is poised to see third-team reps in camp. Barring injuries, the rookie isn't expected to see the field much, if at all, this season, as he learns the offense behind Mayfield and Darnold.
Elsewhere for the Panthers, coach Matt Rhule told reporters Monday that linebacker Shaq Thompson would start training camp on the physically unable to perform list following a knee cleanup. However, Rhule didn't sound too concerned about the 28-year-old missing the start of camp, noting Thompson should be out a couple of weeks as he gets fully healthy.
Thompson, like all players opening camp on the active/PUP list, is eligible to be activated at any time before the season.
- The Atlanta Falcons officially placed defensive lineman Eddie Goldman on the reserve/retired list, per the league transaction wire. Initial news of Goldman intending to retire was reported on Tuesday.
- The Buffalo Bills have signed guard Jordan Simmons to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. The news comes a day after coach Sean McDermott announced that guard Rodger Saffold would start camp on the non-football injury list after injuring his ribs in a car crash.
- The Cincinnati Bengals announced the signings of free-agent linebacker Tegray Scales, defensive end Raymond Johnson III and defensive tackle Domenique Davis on Monday.
- The Chicago Bears are signing veteran offensive lineman Michael Schofield, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Monday, per a source. The Bears later confirmed the news.
- The Green Bay Packers have signed safety Dallin Leavitt, the team announced Monday.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars waived rookie quarterback E.J. Perry. Perry was an undrafted free agent out of Brown.
- The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of tackles David Steinmetz and Evin Ksiezarczyk on Monday.
- The Las Vegas Raiders announced on Monday that they had placed guard Denzelle Good on the reserve/retired list. Good played in just one game last season due to injury a season after starting 14 for the Raiders. He played seven seasons with the Colts and Raiders, garnering 43 starts. Additionally, Las Vegas announced it re-signed free agent guard Jordan Meredith.
- The Minnesota Vikings announced they have signed tight end Shaun Beyer. The team also signed second-round pick Andrew Booth and fourth-round selection Ed Ingram.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announced the signing of veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph. News of Rudolph's signing was initially reported on Wednesday.
- Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor told the media Monday that offensive tackle La'el Collins is currently dealing with a back issue that has bothered him in the past. Collins was put on the non-football injury list on Saturday ahead of the start of training camp.
- Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson told reporters that running back James Robinson (Achilles) would not begin training camp on the team's PUP list.
- The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday they have placed wide receiver Justyn Ross (foot) on injured reserve. Ross was signed as an undrafted free agent and recently underwent surgery, coach Andy Reid said in a news conference Friday. The procedure was done to clean things up after having a previous surgery to address a foot injury while at Clemson last fall. Ross going on IR now essentially spells the end of his season before it even begins, per NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo.
- Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert announced in a tweet that he has been cleared to return for training camp after having knee surgery during the 2021 season.
- The Baltimore Ravens held workouts for veteran running backs Wayne Gallman and Corey Clement, Pelissero reported. Baltimore is expected to sign Clement, but a contract is still being worked out.
- The Carolina Panthers are hosting free agent defensive tackle Danny Shelton for a visit, Rapoport reported.
- The New York Giants worked out a group of players, including tight end Eric Ebron, per Pelissero.
Front Office Moves
- The Los Angeles Chargers announced that Pat White would join head coach Brandon Stanley's staff as an offensive assistant for the 2022 season. White spent last year's training camp with the Chargers as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.
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