Pro Bowl running back Miles Sanders is reportedly joining the Carolina Panthers.
The defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles selected Sanders in the second round of the 2019 draft, and the 25-year-old is coming off his first 1,000-yard rushing season.
Sanders was a key part of Philadelphia’s running attack last season and scored 11 touchdowns.
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He became the first Eagles running back to pass the 1,000-yard mark in a season since LeSean McCoy in 2014.
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The Panthers have yet to re-sign D’Onta Foreman, so the addition of Sanders adds some certainty to the running room.
ESPN reported that Sanders and Carolina have agreed to a four-year contract.
Sanders will receive trades from recently signed Andy Dalton or the quarterback Carolina will likely take the first overall pick in next month’s draft.
The Bears sent the first pick in this year’s draft to the Panthers in exchange for a package that includes two first-round picks and receiver DJ Moore.
Sanders’ 5.1 yards per carry ranks third among running backs in rushing average since 2021.
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Sanders played college football with Saquon Barkley at Penn State for two seasons and became the Nittany Lions’ leading rusher in 2018 with 1,413 scrimmage yards and nine touchdowns.