As DJ Khalad would say, another one! Per Aaron Wilson of the Pro Football Network, the New Orleans Saints will be signing former Michigan Panther Defensive Tackle, TJ Carter to bolster their defensive front after plethora of defensive moves throughout the weekend.
Carter picked up a lot of the slack leftover by Cavon Walker and the rest of the Panthers Defense. Carter originally an UDFA out of Kentucky was signed by the Cardinals after garnering six sacks throughout his collegiate career. Carter also spent last preseason with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was selected in the 24th round of the USFL Draft this past spring, by the Michigan Panthers. Carter also had a workout with the 49ers before being signed by the Saints.
Carter isn’t the only Panthers player, that is on the move this week. Per Aaron Wilson Panthers Tight End Marcus Baugh and Defensive Linemen Ethan Westbrooks are working out with the Texans and Saints respectively. Westbrooks and Baugh join Reggie Corbin and Jameson Houston who also had workouts with the Seahawks last week.
So far, the USFL has had 41 players get signed as of 8 August. With injuries mounting in training camp many would expect that more USFL players continue to transition to the NFL. So far Carter is the 4th Panthers player to sign with an NFL squad, joining Ishmael Hyman, Lance Lenoir, and Tino Ellis. With more Panthers working out hopefully we see more fan favorites playing on Sunday this fall.
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