Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short checked in Monday for the start of the team’s mandatory, four-day minicamp after missing the past two weeks of practice in the midst of stalled contract talks.
Short was at Bank of America Stadium on Monday morning to take a physical and handle other procedural matters associated with minicamp, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Short sat out the Panthers’ organized team activities the past two weeks as a show of protest early in the negotiations on a long-term contract extension.
Short would have faced about $76,000 in fines had he skipped the minicamp, which begins in earnest Tuesday with the first of three practices.
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Short is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will make $1.04 million this season.
The second-round pick from 2013 had a huge season in 2015, making the Pro Bowl and breaking the Panthers record for a defensive tackle with 11 sacks.