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Carolina Makes Noteworthy Roster Move

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel, left, celebrates after scoring with Michael...
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel, left, celebrates after scoring with Michael Schofield and Taylor Moton during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.(AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 5:12 PM EDT
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-CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers are picking up the fifth-year option on wide receiver D.J. Moore’s contract, according to a person familiar with the situation. The 24-year-old Moore will make $11.1 million in his fifth season, which will be the 2022 season. In three seasons with the Panthers, Moore has developed into the team’s No. 1 receiver with 3,156 yards on 208 receptions along with 10 touchdowns. He has put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for Carolina, including a career-high 1,193 yards last season while averaging 18.1 yards per catch. For his career, Moore is averaging 15.2 yards per reception.

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