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Panthers, rookie DT Derrick Brown agree to 4-year, $23.6M deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers on Friday reached a four-year, fully guaranteed $23.621 million deal with former Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed to ESPN.

This makes the No. 7 overall pick the first first-rounder of the 2020 draft to reach an agreement.

The Panthers selected Brown over Clemson's do-it-all linebacker Isaiah Simmons because they felt the 6-foot-5, 326-pounder could make an immediate impact next to Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short, who spent last season on injured reserve recovering from a shoulder injury.