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Panthers trade for Bills CB Kevon Seymour


CHARLOTTE – The Panthers shook up their 53-man roster a couple of hours after it was set, trading for Bills cornerback Kevon Seymour.

The Bills received wide receiver Kaelin Clay and the Panthers' 2019 seventh-round pick in the exchange.

Seymour, 6-foot, 185 pounds, was a sixth-round draft pick out of Southern California last season. He played in 15 games as a rookie with three starts, recording 14 tackles and three passes defensed. He also had eight special teams tackles.

Seymour competed for the Bills' nickel corner spot this offseason, but former Panthers cornerback Leonard Johnson beat him out. The Panthers have Captain Munnerlyn at nickel and foresee rookie Corn Elder helping out there in time, but Elder hasn't practiced since suffering a knee injury the first day of training camp.

The Panthers kept five cornerbacks but just three safeties on their initial 53-man roster. They kept six wide receivers.

Clay was signed this offseason by the Panthers. Known for his ability in the return game before the Ravens waived him last November, Clay make a mark as a receiver throughout the offseason.

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