Panthers sign six tryout players

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have signed six tryout players who participated in the team’s rookie minicamp. Their names are listed below.

  • RB Jalen Simmons
  • WR Miles Shuler
  • TE Braxton Deaver
  • OT Jordan Rigsbee
  • LB Jared Barber
  • CB Shaquille Richardson

Carolina entered the rookie minicamp with five available roster spots. To make room for the six signings, the team parted ways with three players – cornerback Brandon Boykin, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and wide receiver Jenson Stoshak.

Boykin signed as a free agent in late March, but the Panthers like what they’ve seen from James Bradberry, Kevon Seymour and Zack Sanchez - the three cornerbacks they selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

"I think those three guys really have an opportunity to impact us this year," head coach Ron Rivera said after rookie minicamp practice. "I was really pleased with the movement and skills they showed."

The Panthers now have 88 players on the roster (90 is the limit).

View photos of tryout players who were signed after rookie minicamp.

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