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Panthers make roster moves


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Panthers waived/injured defensive tackle Chas Alecxih and wide receiver Tobais Palmer on Tuesday and signed defensive end Tom Lally, a rookie who participated as an invited tryout in the team's rookie minicamp back in May.

"He was a young man we had at our rookie camp, and with the injury to Chas, we had to bring somebody in," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He did a nice job today. He's in good shape, ran around, and he's going to get an opportunity to play Thursday. He's a defensive end with a little bit of ability to play inside. He plays with great leverage."

Alecxih suffered a knee injury in practice Sunday. He ranked among the most senior players at the team's rookie minicamp and was in position to push for a spot on the 53-man roster this season after spending all of last year on the practice squad.

Palmer began training camp on the physically unable to perform list with an Achilles injury. He came off the list Wednesday but only took part in three practices before heading back to the sideline. An undrafted rookie out of North Carolina State in 2013, Palmer is still seeking his first NFL catch.

Lally was National Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 at Mt. Union College after recording 20 of his school-record 42 career sacks and 26 of his 67.5 school-record tackles for loss.

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