Panthers expected to sign former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney

Well, it looks like the Carolina Panthers are going to have themselves a pair of pass-rushing Gamecocks.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Panthers have agreed to terms with sign free-agent outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. He is now the second University of South Carolina product to settle into Charlotte this offseason, joining D.J. Wonnum—who signed a two-year, $14.5 million deal.

Clowney’s deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is a two-year, $20 million pact that can be worth up to $24 million.

The Rock Hill, S.C. native is fresh off his best campaign in a handful of years—as he recorded 9.5 sacks, his most since 2017, and a career-high 71 pressures. He also earned the third-highest overall defensive grade of his career from Pro Football Focus with a solid mark of 85.7.

Clowney, 31, has spent a decade in the NFL—having also picked up stops with the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick has amassed three Pro Bowl selections and a second-team All-Pro nod over that time.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire