Panthers Agree to Practice Squad Contracts with 10 Players

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to practice squad contracts with the following 10 players:


Player                           Pos                   Exp.     College

Chas Alecxih               DT                     1            Pittsburgh

Brenton Bersin          WR                   2            Wofford College

Brian Blechen            LB                     R           Utah

Carrington Byndom CB                     1            Texas

Damiere Byrd            WR                   R           South Carolina

Rakim Cox                   DE                     1            Villanova

David Foucault          OT                    2            Montreal

Adarius Glanton       LB                     2            Florida Atlantic

Scott Simonson         TE                     1            Assumption College

Lou Young                   CB                     1            Georgia Tech


Bersin and Glanton are eligible for the practice squad under rules announced by the NFL and NFLPA in 2014. Under the recently adopted rules, each club is permitted to sign a maximum of two practice squad players who have earned no more than two accrued seasons of free agency credit. Absent this exception, a player who has earned one or more accrued seasons would not be eligible for a practice squad unless the player spent fewer than nine games on a club’s 46-player active list in each of his accrued seasons.