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Mike Remmers Signs Restricted Free Agent Tender from Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers' starting right tackle from 2015 will be back next year after signing the restricted free agent tender, according to his agent Tuesday.

The Carolina Panthers will now be bringing back every starter from last year's NFL highest scoring offense after Mike Remmers signed his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday, according to Remmers' agent Brett Tessler.

The Panthers picked up Remmers off the Rams' practice squad halfway through the 2014 season and after Nate Chandler went down with a season-ending injury, Remmers stepped into the starting lineup. He has held that position since, starting 26 straight games, including 5 playoff games over that stretch.

Unfortunately for Remmers, his worst game as a Panther just happened to be his last game and happened on the biggest stage, Super Bowl 50. The Panthers' tackles struggled slowing down the Denver Broncos' pass rushers, including the eventual Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller.

However, prior to that game Remmers showed to be an above average offensive tackle and was incredibly consistent. It was almost a no-brainer to tender Remmers as a restricted free agent and keep a starting right tackle for a salary of only $2.553 million, according to Spotrac.

Even though Remmers is back, he is sure to be pushed for that starting spot by last year's draft pick, Daryl Williams. The former Oklahoma Sooner suffered an injury early into his rookie season but is expected now to compete for that starting job.

This is another excellent move for the Panthers and Remmers helps solidify this offensive line, either as a starter or as a depth signing.

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