Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers bring back DE Wes Horton

Wes Horton
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Three days after cutting defensive end Wes Horton and signing offensive tackle David Foucault, the Panthers have re-signed Horton and cut Foucault.

The flip-flop is essentially a bunch of paperwork the Panthers have to endure after needing Foucault for insurance in Sunday’s victory over Tampa Bay.

With Carolina’s backup tackles Daryl Williams and Amini Silatolu sidelined, the Panthers needed a backup on the active roster for the game. They signed Foucault from the practice squad in case something happened to Michael Oher or Mike Remmers.

To make room for Foucault, they released Horton just days after signing defensive end Ryan Delaire off Washington’s practice squad.

Now the Panthers have more than a week and a half until their next game and must feel good about the health of one or two backups. Foucault can be signed back to the practice squad if he clears waivers after 24 hours.