CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have re-signed defensive tackle
Fua takes the roster spot of offensive lineman
With nine other offensive linemen on the 53-man roster, including four players that primarily play guard, the Panthers could afford to shore up another position following the loss of Williams. They opted to add a fifth defensive tackle in Fua, who played in 24 games with 12 starts from 2011-12 with the Panthers. He recorded 32 tackles, one forced fumble and one quarterback pressure while lining up primarily over the opposing center.
The Panthers also added an offensive lineman to their practice squad Wednesday, signing guard
Jasper, a 6-4, 375-pounder, was drafted by Buffalo in the seventh round of the 2011 draft and spent much of his rookie season on the Bills practice squad. He didn't land on a regular season roster in 2012 but attended training camp with the New York Giants this year before being waived in the cutdown to 75.
Carolina also re-signed practice squad defensive tackle