Oct 5, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (99) rushes the passer during the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

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Panthers sign all remaining draft picks

The Carolina Panthers locked up their six remaining unsigned draft picks from the 2020 NFL Draft on Tuesday.

Second-round selections Yetur Gross-Matos and Jeremy Chinn and fourth-round pick Tony Pride Jr. signed deals, according to the players’ respective agents. The team announced later Tuesday that sixth-rounder Bravvion Roy and seventh-rounder Stantley Thomas-Oliver also signed.

The signings come on the same day when rookies reported to the team’s stadium for coronavirus testing in preparation for training camp. First-round pick Derrick Brown signed his deal in May.

Gross-Matos, a defensive end from Penn State, was selected with the 38th overall pick in April’s draft. He registered 111 tackles (37 for loss) and 19 sacks in three seasons seasons with the Nittany Lions.

Chinn, a safety from Southern Illinois, was taken with the 64th overall pick of the draft. He recorded 243 tackles, 13 interceptions and 31 pass breakups in 38 career games, including 71 tackles and four picks last season for the Salukis.

Pride, a cornerback with Notre Dame, collected 121 tackles and four interceptions in 45 career games with the Fighting Irish.

Roy is a defensive tackle from Baylor, where he played under new Panthers head coach Matt Rhule and racked up 5.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss in 2019.

Thomas-Oliver, a cornerback converted from wide receiver at Florida International, had two interceptions and 18 pass breakups the last two years for the Golden Panthers.

The Panthers’ draft class made history, becoming the first in the common draft era with at least seven picks all spent on defense.

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