Inside the Panthers

Panther sign two WRs and cut two TEs as roster keeps churning

Newest Panthers receiver LaRon Byrd pulls in a pass during the Dallas Cowboys minicamp at Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
Newest Panthers receiver LaRon Byrd pulls in a pass during the Dallas Cowboys minicamp at Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT) MCT

Dave Gettleman’s roster churning continued Friday as the Carolina Panthers enter their next phase of offseason workouts.

The Panthers signed free agent receivers LaRon Byrd and Tobais Palmer on Friday and waived undrafted free-agent tight ends Andrew Bonnett and Jake McGee.

Palmer, a Pittsboro native and N.C. State alumnus, has been with five other teams since going undrafted in 2013. The 5-foot-10 receiver was most recently with Pittsburgh, though he has never appeared in a regular-season contest.

Byrd has played in five career games since coming to the league in 2012. Those games came while he was with the Cardinals and Browns, and Byrd was on four other teams before coming to Carolina. Byrd has one career catch for 8 yards.

Carolina now has 14 receivers on its roster and will keep no more than six on its final roster following training camp.

The Panthers begin their organized team activities next week.

To make room for the receivers, the Panthers cut two rookie tight ends they signed as free agents on the final night of the draft.

Since rookie minicamp, the Panthers have added tight ends Braxton Deaver and Marcus Lucas. Those additions squeezed out these two tight ends.

The cuts mark the second and third undrafted free agents the Panthers have released after signing seven total less than three weeks ago. Carolina released receiver Jenson Stoshak earlier in the week.

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