|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 189 lb.|
|Born:||July 6, 1992|
|Drafted:||2014 / UDFA|
The Panthers released Palardy on Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Palardy did not suit up for a single game during the 2020 campaign due to a torn ACL from July. The 28-year-old will try to join another team and resume his punting duties in the upcoming season.
Palardy (knee) has been removed from the Panthers' reserve/COVID-19 list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Palardy has been sidelined since tearing his ACL in July, so his sights remain set on the 2021 season. Thus, although he has been removed from the team's COVID list, he remains on the NFI list going forward.
Palardy (knee) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
Analysis: The 28-year-old has been on the non-football injury list since suffering a torn ACL in July, so this is just a procedural move. Palardy will shift back to the NFI list once he clears the COVID-19 protocols.
Palardy (knee) underwent successful ACL surgery last week, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Palardy suffered a torn ACL on his kicking leg earlier this offseason, ending his 2020 campaign before it began. The Panthers signed punter Kaare Vedvik off waivers Thursday to compete with Joseph Charlton for the starting job in Palardy's absence.
The Panthers placed Palardy (knee) on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The move ends Palardy's 2020 campaign. He suffered a torn ACL earlier this offseason and reportedly hoped to kick through the injury, but has now elected to undergo surgery and return in 2021.
The Panthers signed Palardy to a three-year, $7.52 million contract extension Tuesday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Palardy was set to become a restricted free agent after the 2018 season and is now signed to punt for the Panthers through 2021. He joined Carolina during the 2016 campaign after bouncing around the league. The 26-year-old punter is averaging 45.9 yards per punt this year.
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