The Carolina Panthers loaded up on cornerbacks during the draft, then signed a highly rated safety after it.
After getting passed over during three days of the draft, Duke’s Jeremy Cash announced on Twitter on Saturday night that he had signed as a free agent deal with the Panthers. He’ll have a chance to compete at strong safety, an open position after the Panthers decided not to re-sign veteran Roman Harper.
Cash, 6 feet and 212 pounds, was considered among the top five strong safeties in the draft. He reportedly drew heavy interest from a number of teams afterward and opted to join the Panthers.
Cash began his career at Ohio State before transferring to Duke, where he played a hybrid safety/linebacker role in the Blue Devils’ 4-2-5 alignment. He racked up more than 100 tackles in each of the past three seasons at Duke, including 104 last fall when he played with an injured right wrist that required surgery after the season.
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The rest of the Panthers’ undrafted free agents – which the team has not yet announced – as of Saturday night included:
▪ Utah LB Jared Norris
▪ Florida TE Jake McGee
▪ North Dakota State FB/TE Andrew Bonnet
▪ Marshall RB Devon Johnson
▪ Florida Atlantic WR Jenson Stoshak
▪ Tulsa WR Keyarris Garrett