CHARLOTTE - The Panthers have claimed linebacker Doug Hogue off waivers from the Detroit Lions.
Hogue, the Lions' fifth-round draft pick out of Syracuse in 2011, will take the roster spot previously occupied by cornerback
The Panthers were down a linebacker on their 53-man roster after placing
Hogue saw action on special teams throughout his tenure in Detroit. The 6-2, 226-pounder was on the active roster for 13 games as a rookie and made six special teams tackles. This season, he played in five games and had two special teams tackles.
Hogue was a running back his first two years at Syracuse before switching to linebacker. In 25 career games on defense, Hogue racked up 26.5 tackles for loss, the ninth-highest total in school history.