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Draft Scout Paul Soliai News
03/15/16 - DT Paul Soliai, whose contract was terminated by the Falcons March 9, was signed by the Panthers Monday (March 14).
03/14/16 - DT Paul Soliai agreed to a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Soliai was released by the Atlanta Falcons after resisting a slashed salary for 2016.
Soliai can earn $7 million over two years. He completed just two years of the five-year, $32 million contract he signed with the Falcons as a free agent from the Dolphins in 2014. On that deal, his cap number for the upcoming season was $6.84 million.
03/09/16 - DT Paul Soliai's release was expected, with agent David Canter telling ESPN.com last month that after "positive conversation" with the Falcons regarding a pay cut, the two sides could not agree to terms.
Designated a post-June 1 cut, the Falcons will save $5,437,500 against the 2016 cap as opposed to $2,637,500 by just releasing him now, according to ESPN.
Soliai, 32, was a free agent signing two years ago after coming over from the Miami Dolphins. He signed a five-year, $32 million deal in March 2014 that included $14 million guaranteed and $7 million in a signing bonus. He was due to make a base salary of $5 million in 2016 with a cap number of $6,837,500.
The 6-foot-4, 345-pound Soliai finished with 22 tackles, three tackles for losses and five quarterback hits last season.
12/30/15 - DT Paul Soliai, who was battling through a calf injury, was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Soliai, 6-foot4, 345 pounds, tried to play against the Panthers. He left the game and returned to action, but aggravated the injury. Soliai played in 14 games this year for the Falcons. He had 22 tackles and a fumble recovery.
12/23/15 - DT Paul Soliai (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday.