Former Vikings receiver Adam Thielen agrees to three-year deal with Panthers


March 20, 2023

Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune

Adam Thielen will play home games outside Minnesota for the first time in his life next fall.

Thielen, who turns 33 in August, agreed to sign with Carolina on Sunday night, the team announced, giving new Panthers coach Frank Reich a veteran target for the eventual No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. Thielen agreed to a three-year deal, according to a league source.

The Vikings released Thielen earlier this month after the team and 11th-year veteran could not agree on a restructured contract. The Vikings sought salary cap space, gaining $6.4 million with his release, and Thielen had made his desires known as he wanted to be a larger part of the weekly game plans, a source said this month.


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