Panthers free-agent target Chase Young expected to sign with Saints

Well, Cameron Jordan was right.

As first reported by Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz on Monday, free-agent pass rusher Chase Young is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints. The 24-year-old, who was initially slated to see the Saints at the end of last week, also visited with the Carolina Panthers this past Thursday.

Young was selected by Washington with the second overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft and went right on to capture AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. That debut campaign saw the Ohio State University star post 44 combined tackles, 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles—all of which remain as career-highs.

Injury woes derailed his next two seasons, as Young appeared in just 12 contests between 2021 and 2022. The Commanders then shipped him to the San Francisco 49ers at this year’s trade deadline.

With Young off the board, three-time Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney still remains as an intriguing option for the Panthers. Carolina met with the 31-year-old Rock Hill, S.C. native and D.J. Wonnum—who they signed to a two-year, $12.5 million deal—last Thursday as well.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire