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Mario Addison | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 260
College: Troy
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Panthers DE Mario Addison expects more snaps this season.
Addison played close to 60 percent of snaps over the final three weeks of 2016. He's at his best in a third-down role, but can hold his own against the run. More playing time and an improved secondary should give Addison a chance to top last year's 9.5 sacks. Sat, Jun 24, 2017 02:31:00 PM

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Panthers re-signed DE Mario Addison to a three-year, $22.5 million contract.

He got $11.5 million guaranteed. Addison isn't a household name, but he is a big keep for Carolina. The 29-year-old rotational edge rusher led the Panthers in sacks (9.5) last season and has at least six quarterback takedowns in three straight years. Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's two biggest offseason priorities were retaining Addison and free agent DT Kawann Short. Short will almost certainly be franchise tagged by Wednesday's deadline.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 05:04:00 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said DE Mario Addison will be "one of Carolina’s top free-agent priorities, if not the top."

A bit of a late bloomer, the 29-year-old has 21 sacks in the last three seasons including 8.5 in just 13 games this year. With Charles Johnson playing on a one-year deal and perhaps on the way out, the Panthers need to keep Addison around if they can. Even though he is a bit older than teams would like, Addison should see plenty of interest if he hits the open market.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot) is active for Week 14 against the Chargers.

It's a nice boost for the Panthers' recently beleaguered defense. Inactive for the Panthers are MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion), RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB David Mayo, RT Daryl Williams, DT Kyle Love, TE Chris Manhertz and LE Charles Johnson.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 11:34:00 AM

Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot, questionable) participated in Friday's practice.

The Charlotte Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue said Addison "had a little pop back in his step" at Friday's practice. Addison sat out Wednesday and Thursday, but this practice at least gives him a shot to play. Carolina could use their best edge rusher against Philip Rivers on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:44:00 AM

Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot) is out for Week 13.

Carolina will miss its top edge rusher against Russell Wilson.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot) has been ruled out for Week 12.

Addison is hardly a household name, but he is the Panthers' best outside pass rusher and has 6.5 sacks on the season. Carolina is traveling to Oakland without MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion), LT Michael Oher (concussion), and C Ryan Kalil (shoulder) as well.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Panthers DE Mario Addison was forced from Carolina's Week 11 game against the Saints with a right foot injury, and will not return.

Addison was having a big game, tallying two sacks. Including tonight, he leads the Panthers with 6.5 on the year.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Panthers DE Mario Addison underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Addison played through the injury the second half of the season and playoffs, tallying six sacks on the year as a sub-package rusher behind Charles Johnson, Jared Allen, and Kony Ealy. With Allen retired and Johnson possibly on his way out, Addison could take on a bigger role this season.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 02:12:00 PM

Panthers DE Mario Addison suffered a strained shoulder Sunday night against the Eagles.

Coach Ron Rivera said after the game Addison is "very doubtful" to play Week 8 against the Colts. He's undergoing tests on Monday. Carolina is already without Frank Alexander (Achilles, injured reserve) and Charles Johnson (hamstring, I.R./recall), and it looks like they will be without Addison for at least a couple weeks.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Panthers signed DE Mario Addison to a two-year contract extension through 2016.

Addison, 26, appeared in all 17 games last season, making two starts and participating on 269 snaps. He amassed 21 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble as the top reserve behind starters LE Charles Johnson and RE Greg Hardy. Addison will compete for that role again with rookie DE Kony Ealy.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Panthers signed DE/LB Mario Addison off the Redskins practice squad.

Antwan Applewhite (hamstring) was placed on season-ending injured reserve in a corresponding move. Undrafted out of Troy in 2011, Addison has played three games apiece with the Bears and Colts.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 04:15:00 PM

Redskins signed LB Mario Addison from the Colts practice squad and waived LB Markus White.

Addison has appeared in 10 games with the Bears and Colts over the past three seasons. He will replace White, who had played just 15 defensive snaps this year.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 03:42:00 PM

Colts claimed DE Mario Addison off waivers from the Bears.

The Bucs also put in a claim. A 6'3", 252-pounder out of DeMarcus Ware's alma mater Troy University, Addison drew raves in camp but only played in two games through 11 weeks before being waived Monday.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 05:57:00 PM

Bears waived DE Mario Addison.

Addison failed to get on the stat-sheet in four games. An undrafted rookie free agent out of Troy, he should end up on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 03:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
DE1Mario Addison
2Wes Horton
3Julius Peppers
4Daeshon Hall
5Bryan Cox Jr.
DT1Kawann Short
2Dontari Poe
3Kyle Love
4Vernon Butler
5Drew Iddings
MLB1Luke Kuechly
2David Mayo
3Richie Brown
WLB1Thomas Davis
2Ben Jacobs
SLB1Shaq Thompson
2Jared Norris
CB1James Bradberry
2Ross Cockrell
3Captain Munnerlyn
4Kevon Seymour
5Zack Sanchez
FS1Mike Adams
2Colin Jones
3Demetrious Cox
SS1Da'Norris Searcy
2Dezmen Southward
3Damian Parms
P1Michael Palardy