I’ve already discussed how new defensive line coach Gary Emanuel could possibly lure Ryan Kerrigan to Atlanta on a cheap deal, but what about another former Pro-Bowl Boilermaker who also fills a need?
Panthers are releasing two-time, Pro-Bowl DT Kawann Short today, per source. Teams in the market for DT help now have another strong option.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 16, 2021
Obviously, the connection with Emanuel is there, but what about Short as a player? Kawann has only appeared in five games over the past two seasons, but he could still provide a lot of value for the Falcons. He does a lot of the dirty work that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, creating a lot of interior pressure and stuffing the run, even if he isn’t the same 11 sack player from 2015. Coming off of two injury plagued seasons, I think the need Atlanta has up the middle is well worth giving Short an inexpensive, prove-it contract to see what he has left in the tank.
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