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Panthers Promote Foucault, Waive Horton


CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have signed offensive tackle David Foucault to the active roster from the practice squad and waived defensive end Wes Horton. With Amini Silatolu sidelined with an ankle injury for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, the Panthers needed additional depth on the offensive line.

Foucault, 6-8 and 320 pounds, played in five games with one start for Carolina in 2014. He was initially signed as a tryout player after being selected fifth overall in the 2014 Canadian Football League Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. He spent the first three weeks of the 2015 season on the Panthers' practice squad.

In addition to Silatolu's injury, rookie offensive tackle Daryl Williams, who entered the season as the top backup at tackle, has been out since suffering a knee injury in Week 1. Also, tackle Nate Chandler is on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Horton signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and appeared in 29 games with 16 starts in three seasons. He started 15 games last season, recording 26 tackles and three sacks, He had three tackles in three games this season, including one start.

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