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Former Terps wide receiver DJ Moore, first-round pick, signs rookie contract with Panthers

The Baltimore Sun

The Carolina Panthers have signed wide receiver DJ Moore, their first-round draft pick out of Maryland, to a rookie contract, the team announced Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Moore was selected by Carolina with the 24th overall pick.

He set a Maryland single-season school record with 80 receptions last season despite having to work with four quarterbacks because of injuries. He had 1,033 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

In his three seasons at Maryland, Moore started 35 of 37 games played and finished fifth in school history in career receptions (146), sixth in receiving yards (2,027) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (17).

Moore is expected to compete with Torrey Smith for a starting spot at wide receiver opposite No. 1 receiver Devin Funchess.

Smith, also a former Terp, is a two-time Super Bowl champion who played for the Ravens from 2011 to 2014, for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 and 2016, and for the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

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