Former CFL receiver Brandon Zylstra has reached a one-year extension with the Carolina Panthers, according to a tweet from his agent. The financial terms of the deal are not yet public.
The six-foot-two, 215-pound pass catcher easily had his best NFL season in 2021, making 18 receptions for 250 yards and one touchdown in 13 games. This will be his fourth season with the Panthers (2019-present) following a one-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings (2018).
Zylstra played collegiately at Concordia College in Minnesota, totalling 1,932 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in 29 games while adding 25 rushes for 394 yards and five touchdowns along with 39 kick-off returns for 885 yards with the Cobbers.
He attended the North Dakota State University pro day in 2016, recording a 4.64 forty-yard dash, 34-inch vertical, 10-foot broad jump and pressed 225 pounds 16 times on the bench. He went unselected in the NFL Draft and signed with the Edmonton Elks on May 30, 2016.
Zylstra led the CFL with 1,687 receiving yards on 100 receptions while grabbing five touchdowns in 2017 and was named a CFL all-star that season. During 22 games in Canada, Zylstra made 134 catches for 2,195 yards and eight touchdowns.