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Panthers sign two offensive tackles one day after Jonathan Martin retirement news

2012 file – Tony Hills
2012 file – Tony Hills AP

The Panthers lost one offensive tackle Monday and picked up two on Tuesday.

Carolina signed offensive tackles Tony Hills and Davonte Wallace on Tuesday, one day after reports of the impending retirement of Jonathan Martin.

Hills, a former fourth-round pick in 2008, played in three games for the Cowboys last season. At 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Hills is now playing for his eighth team since being drafted by the Steelers in 2008.

Hills saw just five snaps during the regular season last year and three in two playoff games. He has primarily played right tackle with some experience at guard.

Wallace, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 315 pounds, was an undrafted free agent last year with the Dolphins out of New Mexico State but did not see any game action.

The Panthers have yet to announce the retirement of Martin, and the transaction has yet to go through with the league. But Tuesday’s moves make it clear the team is moving on after Martin decided to retire rather than deal with rehab from a recent back injury.

To make room on the roster for the signings, the Panthers waived running back Darrin Reaves. Reaves spent time on both the practice squad and active roster last year as the Panthers dealt with a spate of injuries at the position.

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