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Panthers pick up Brown's option, keeping him on team through 2024

The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option in Derrick Brown’s contract, keeping the defensive lineman with the team through the 2024 season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option in defensive lineman Derrick Brown’s contract, keeping him with the team through the 2024 season.

The deal will pay Brown $11.66 million for the 2024 season.

The Panthers didn't pick up the fifth-year option in cornerback C.J. Henderson’s contract.

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Brown was the team’s first-round pick in 2020 and will be moving to defensive end in the new 3-4 defensive scheme after recording 67 tackles, batting down seven passes and recording an interception in a breakout season in 2022. He was the Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee last year.

Henderson was a first-round draft pick by Jacksonville in 2020 who was acquired in a 2021 trade that sent a third-round pick and tight end Dan Arnold to the Jaguars. Henderson has struggled at times in coverage, but remains under contract for 2023.

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