The Panthers have signed defensive lineman Drew Iddings, a source told the Observer on Friday evening.
Iddings, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman out of South Dakota, worked with the team during minicamp this spring and was worked out on Friday morning in Spartanburg. The Panthers’ roster sits at the league-allotted maximum of 90 players.
Iddings, 24, was formerly with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent. Oakland helped him add about 35 pounds since his college days and used him as a defensive tackle.
Iddings displays surprising athleticism for his size. At the NFL scouting combine in 2016 he ran a 4.74-second 40-yard dash, and he was a high-jump state champion twice in high school in South Dakota – according to his student bio, he cleared 6 feet, 9 inches as a personal best.