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Matt Kalil | Tackle | #75

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 317
College: USC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / MIN
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Panthers signed LT Matt Kalil, formerly of the Vikings, to a five-year, $55 million contract with $25 million guaranteed.
Allegedly healthy after missing most of 2016 with a hip injury, the former first-rounder with a once-promising career will attempt to get things turned around while playing next to his brother, Panthers C Ryan Kalil. Considering the lack of talent available both in free agency and the draft, this looked like a smart, upside signing before the numbers were announced, but $25 million guaranteed to a tackle coming off injury and who has not had a good season since 2012 is questionable to say the least. Kalil should take over the left tackle spot from Michael Oher, whose career might be over due to concussions. If Oher is able to play, he could move to the right side. Mar 9 - 7:41 AM

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The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers "are expected to be players" for free agent LT Matt Kalil.

Kalil is allegedly healthy after missing almost all of the 2016 with a torn labrum in his hip. He battled chronic knee problems before that. Still only 27, Kalil's brother Ryan is the Panthers' center, and Carolina has a hole at left tackle due to Michael Oher's concussion woes. Kalil's injury history makes him seem like a prove-it-deal candidate, but the lack of available left tackle talent likely means he's going to get big money.
Mar 6 - 10:58 AM

Free agent LT Matt Kalil (hip) is "100 percent healthy."

Kalil dealt with conditioning issues following hip surgery, but is back to his playing weight of 315 pounds. He expects to be full-go for OTAs. Kalil's agent is meeting with the Vikings this weekend. He's a candidate to return on a prove-it deal.
Mar 4 - 3:55 PM

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports impending free agent LT Matt Kalil (hip) will be a "full-go" for OTAs.

It is good news for his market value, but Kalil still heads to free agency carrying significant baggage. Kalil was limited to two games last season by the aforementioned hip injury, and he has not put many good things on tape since his rookie season. Kalil will almost certainly have to settle for prove-it offers. Vikings GM Rick Spielman has said he is open to re-signing the left tackle, and that might end up being the best option for both sides.
Feb 28 - 8:57 AM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman is open to re-signing free agent LT Matt Kalil.

It falls in line with previous reports Minnesota wants Kalil back. "He was having, before he got injured, the best offseason and probably the best training camp," Spielman said. "There’s no question about the ability part being there, it’s just can he become more consistent." Unfortunately, he did get injured, losing almost the entire season to a hip injury. Kalil's health and declining play could force him to settle for prove-it offers.
Feb 24 - 5:46 PM

The Panthers could be a fit for free agent LT Matt Kalil.

Signing with Carolina would provide insurance for Michael Oher and allow Kalil to team up with his brother, but it's only dot connecting at this point. The Vikings also have interest in bringing Kalil back.
Source: ESPN
Feb 18 - 7:25 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the Vikings haven't closed the door on re-signing LT Matt Kalil.

Kalil missed almost all of 2016 to hip surgery. He's been in decline the last three seasons but the Vikings need all the help they can get at tackle. Returning on a one-year, prove-it deal could make sense for both sides.
Feb 15 - 4:24 PM

Free agent LT Matt Kalil could be open to re-signing on a team-friendly deal.

Kalil spent all but two games of his contract year on IR with a hip injury. His best chance at reestablishing value is staying with the same system he's been in the last five seasons. Assuming the price is right, the Vikings should want Kalil back after fielding the worst tackle play in the league in 2016.
Source: ESPN
Feb 3 - 7:50 PM

Contract-year LT Matt Kalil (hip, I.R.) said he'd "love" to re-sign with the Vikings.

"I'd love to stay here the rest of my career," Kalil said. "This is the team I started out with. Good place to finish my career." Kalil didn't live up to his draft status as the No. 4 overall pick in 2012, but he's lightyears better than what the Vikings have been forced to trot out there since he went on injured reserve in September. Jake Long and T.J. Clemmings have been nightmares.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Vikings LT Matt Kalil underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip and will miss the remainder of the season.

He's already been placed on injured reserve but isn't a candidate to be the Vikings' designated-for-return player. T.J. Clemmings will take over at left tackle after starting all 17 games on the right side as a rookie. Former No. 4 overall pick Kalil will be a free agent next March after an up-and-down Vikings tenure.
Source: vikings.com
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:54:00 AM

Vikings placed LT Matt Kalil on injured reserve with a hip injury.

Kalil isn't as big of a loss as Teddy Bridgewater (knee) or Adrian Peterson (knee), but he plays a premium position and will be hard to replace, even if Kalil has been a bust as the former No. 4 overall pick. Look for 2015 fourth-rounder T.J. Clemmings to step in after making all 17 starts at right tackle as a rookie. Clemmings was PFF's No. 63 overall tackle out of 76 qualifiers in 2015.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Vikings LT Matt Kalil (hip) is questionable for Week 2 against the Packers.

He returned to a limited practice on Friday, putting him on track for Sunday night's home opener. Kalil didn't miss a snap in last week's win over Tennessee.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Vikings LT Matt Kalil (hip) didn't practice on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old hurt his leg in training camp but this appears to be a new injury. Kalil played all 63 snaps in Sunday's win over Tennessee, so it's unclear when the injury occurred. If he can't go for Week 2, T.J. Clemmings would be a candidate to fill in at left tackle.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Vikings LT Matt Kalil (leg) returned to practice Monday.

Kalil was sidelined the last couple weeks of camp with a leg injury, but he looks on track to play Week 1. A bounce-back season by Kalil would go a long way to helping Sam Bradford settle in with the Vikings.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Vikings LT Matt Kalil has been sidelined all week with a leg injury.

Kalil suffered the injury in Sunday's session and has not practiced since. The severity and the specific nature of the issue are not yet known, but it is a concern with just over two weeks until the season opener. T.J. Clemmings should start the third preseason game at left tackle in his place.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:58:00 PM

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