ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton considers the franchise tag a possibility for impending free agent DT Kawann Short.
Impending free agent DT Kawann Short said he "would like to avoid" the franchise tag.
The Associated Press' Steve Reed reports the Panthers and walk-year DT Kawann Short are not expected to reach a deal before the season.
Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said negotiations are ongoing with walk-year DT Kawann Short.
CBS' Jason La Canfora reports extension talks between the Panthers and contract-year DT Kawann Short are "effectively dead."
Panthers contract-year DT Kawann Short reported for the first day of training camp Wednesday.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Panthers walk-year DT Kawann Short will report for camp.
According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, "the sense inside the building" is that Panthers GM Dave Gettleman "won't go much more than $15 million per season" in contract talks with DT Kawann Short.
Panthers contract-year DT Kawann Short reported to mandatory minicamp on Monday.
Panthers contract-year DT Kawann Short is skipping OTAs.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers and contract-year DT Kawann Short have opened extension negotiations.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe believes the Panthers could sign DT Kawann Short to a contract extension with the money they saved by rescinding Josh Norman's franchise tag.
The Charlotte Observer expects the Panthers to sign DT Kawann Short to a long-term contract this offseason.
Panthers DT Kawann Short has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6.