Carolina Panthers

Unhappy Carolina Panthers DT Kawann Short reports for minicamp

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short is unhappy about the status of negotiations on a long-term contract, but he reported Monday for the start of a four-day minicamp.
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short is unhappy about the status of negotiations on a long-term contract, but he reported Monday for the start of a four-day minicamp. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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.

Joseph Person: 704-358-5123, @josephperson

  Comments