|No. 97 Carolina Panthers|
|Date of birth:||September 6, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||254 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Tarrant City (AL)|
|College:||Northeast Mississippi, Troy|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016|
Mario Addison (born September 6, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Troy University. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
Addison was signed on July 26, 2011 by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent. He was cut by the Bears on November 21, 2011 to free up space on the 53-man roster for veteran players to cover the injuries picked up by long snapper Patrick Mannelly and quarterback Jay Cutler in the previous day's 31-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers. He had only played in two games.
On October 1, 2012, Addison was waived by the Colts, but added to the practice squad the next day.
Addison was signed off the Colts' practice squad by the Washington Redskins on October 9, 2012. After playing five games with the Redskins, he was waived by the team on November 29. He was signed to the practice squad the next day.
Addison was signed on December 4, 2012 by the Carolina Panthers from the Redskins' practice squad. On June 18, 2014, he signed a two-year contract extension. Through the first five games of the 2014 season, Addison led the Panthers with 5 sacks and pass rush productivity. Addison also helped the Panthers on their 2015 Super Bowl run, contributing 6.0 sacks to one of the league's best defenses.
On February 26, 2017, Addison signed a three-year contract extension with the Panthers after leading the team with 9.5 sacks in 2016.
Addison is a member of the Rho Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity at Troy University. He has a little sister named BJ Ramirez.
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- Carolina Panthers Sign Three To Contract Extensions
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