The Carolina Panthers have claimed rookie tight end Andrew Davie off waivers from the New York Jets, the team announced Thursday.
Davie, 6-foot-4 and 256 pounds, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent from Arkansas by the Jets on May 1. He played in 39 games with 15 starts for the Razorbacks and posted 24 receptions for 199 yards and six touchdowns. An effective blocker, Davie opened holes for running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones while at Arkansas. Following high school, he played four seasons of minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals before joining the Razorbacks.
The Panthers also waived rookie linebackers Mike Juergens and Brit Miller earlier this week. Juergens played at Wyoming, and Miller was from Illinois. They had been signed as undrafted college free agents after the NFL Draft and participated in the post-draft minicamp and organized team activities.