Panthers sign 2016 first-round draft pick Vernon Butler

The Carolina Panthers signed 2016 first-round draft choice (30th overall) defensive tackle Vernon Butler.

All five of the team's draft choice are now under contract.

Butler, 6-4 and 325 pounds, played in 48 games with 28 starts at Louisiana Tech. He gathered 170 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed, according to the Panthers.


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