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Panthers agree to terms with Adam Thielen

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CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have a proven veteran wide receiver again.

The team agreed to terms with former Vikings wideout Adam Thielen on a three-year deal Sunday evening.

He was released by the Vikings earlier this offseason, but found a soft place to land here. The 32-year-old Thielen would immediately become the team's most experienced and productive wideout by a wide margin.

He has 534 career catches for 6,682 yards and 55 touchdowns in 135 games with the Vikings. The former undrafted rookie from Minnesota State played his entire career there, and earned two Pro Bowl appearances.

He caught 70 passes for 716 yards and six touchdowns last year, showing he can still produce at a high level.

The Panthers are running short on established targets after the trade for the top pick in this year's draft, which sent wide receiver DJ Moore to Chicago.

But they've also been busy adding pieces on offense to surround the incoming quarterback, having agreed to terms with running back Miles Sanders, tight end Hayden Hurst, and backup quarterback Andy Dalton, in addition to bringing back center Bradley Bozeman to keep the line intact.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Adam Thielen has played the last 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. His 55 career receiving TDs are ninth among wide receivers in the last decade.

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