Teddy Bridgewater’s list of suitors has reportedly expanded by two as he gets ready to dive into free agency with the Panthers and Patriots both interested in acquiring the veteran quarterback.

The Panthers are “showing very strong interest” in signing Bridgewater, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, who reported as much just moments after Carolina announced that it has given quarterback Cam Newton permission to seek a trade.

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The Pats are also considering bringing Bridgewater in now that Tom Brady has formally announced he will continue his career away from New England, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Now Rappaport is reporting Bridgewater is finalizing a deal with the Panthers.

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