Cornerback Nate Ness had impressed Panthers staff in the few days he was in Spartanburg, but an untimely injury led to his being waived Saturday by the Panthers.
Carolina waived Ness and signed former San Diego Chargers center Scott Mruczkowski. Ness was waived/injured.
Ness had been with seven teams since entering the NFL in 2009. He signed with the Panthers on Aug. 2 the same day offensive tackle Jeff Otah was released.
He performed well in his first week in training camp in Spartanburg, but he suffered a concussion in the second half of the Panthers first preseason game against the Texans. Last week, Josh Norman emerged as a serious threat to Captain Munnerlyns No. 2 cornerback position, and Ness talents were in less of a demand as a result.
Mruczkowski is yet another Charger picked up by Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, who was San Diegos defensive coordinator for three years. Mruczkowski, an eight-year veteran, played in ten games last year and started one.
At center, the Panthers have starter Ryan Kalil and backup Jeff Byers (who has also seen time at guard) as the top two at the position. Kalil had his foot stepped on during Fridays win against the Dolphins, and his X-rays came back negative.