The Carolina Panthers said last month they are sticking with right tackle Mike Remmers despite his rough Super Bowl showing against Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller.
And on Monday they extended a second-round tender to Remmers, a restricted free agent who can still negotiate with other teams.
Remmers’ agent tweeted the terms of the tender, which a Panthers official confirmed. The Panthers would pay Remmers $2.55 million for 2016 under the tender. If he receivers an offer from another club that Carolina declines to match, the Panthers would receive a second-round pick from that team.
Wide receiver Stephen Hill, who also was a restricted free agent, re-signed with the Panthers on a one-year deal. Terms were not announced. Hill is recovering from ACL surgery.
The Panthers will part ways with a third restricted free agent, defensive end Frank Alexander, according to a source. He is out until November while serving his third drug-related suspension.
Remmers, 26, became a starter in 2014 after the Panthers signed him from St. Louis’ practice squad. He gave up two strip-sacks to Miller in Super Bowl 50 that the Broncos turned into 15 points in their 24-10 victory.
But Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said at the combine Remmers would begin training camp as the starter.
“We’ve won 22 out of our last (26) games with Mike Remmers starting at right tackle,” Gettleman said in Indianapolis. “I’m not a knee-jerk guy. I’m not going to do it. I will not do it. ... Again he’s young in his career now. Don’t take a snapshot and decide that we need a right tackle.”
Remmers is expected to compete with second-year tackle Daryl Williams and likely a draft pick or free agent at the spot opposite left tackle Michael Oher. Last week the Panthers released Nate Chandler, the former starter at right tackle before sustaining injuries the past two seasons.