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Panthers re-sign defensive lineman Kyle Love to two-year extension

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The Carolina Panthers have resigned defensive lineman Kyle Love to a two-year extension, the team announced on Wednesday.

Love, who originally joined the Panthers late in the 2014 season, has played 25 games over the last two seasons, posting 35 tackles and 4.5 sacks in that span.

“It’s a good feeling. I feel like I’ve established a home,” Love said via the team’s website. “This is the team that brought me in when nobody else wanted me. I’m just happy and ready to go back to work.”

The Panthers have made maintaining their depth along the front four a priority in free agency, as Love is the fourth defensive lineman to re-sign with the team this offseason.

Carolina recently provided an additional boost to their defensive front by signing defensive end Julius Peppers.

“I’m really excited about our D-line,” Love said. “I think quarterbacks are going to be in trouble. We are going to be getting after people, I can tell you that. A lot of good things are coming soon to a season near you.”

Love is expected to continue serving in a reserve capacity at defensive tackle in 2017 after logging 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 10 games last season.

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