Top pick Lotulelei signs with Carolina

Top pick Lotulelei signs with Carolina

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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 11: Star Lotulelei #96 and Casey Walker #74 of the Carolina Panthers run a play during the Panthers Rookie Camp at the team's practice facility on May 11, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The agent for first-round draft pick Star Lotulelei says his client has signed a four-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Financial terms were not released. The deal includes a team option for a fifth season.
 
Bruce Tollner says Lotulelei, the 14th overall pick in the NFL draft, is "extremely excited to officially become a Panther."
 
Tollner says Lotulelei signed the contract late Wednesday afternoon.
 
The Panthers have yet to announce the move.

The 6-foot-2, 311-pound Lotulelei was a two-year starter at Utah and had 20 of his 86 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He had 6 1/2 sacks.
 
Earlier in the day, the Panthers announced they've signed second-round draft pick Kawann Short, a defensive tackle from Purdue.

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