Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Byron Bell signed his restricted free agent tender, guaranteeing him $2.187 million for the 2014 season.

The deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams passed last Friday, leaving those players with the choice of signing their tender offers or sitting out the offseason program hoping to get a long-term deal.

The 6-foot-5, 340-pound Bell, undrafted out of New Mexico in 2011, started at right tackle for the Panthers for most of last season. He could move to left tackle to replace the retired Jordan Gross.