The Carolina Panthers have signed six players to "future" contracts for the 2011 season.
Five of the players - tackle Jacob Bender, defensive tackle Tommie Duhart, wide receiver Trent Guy, running back Josh Vaughan and linebacker Sean Ware - spent time on the Panthers' practice squad in 2010. The sixth, defensive tackle Louis Ellis, attended Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. before going to training camp with the Miami Dolphins in 2009.
The contracts are referred to as "future" contracts because even though the players have signed, they do not officially become members of the roster until the beginning of the new league year.
|T||Jacob Bender||3||Nicholls State|
|DT||Tommie Duhart||1||Valdosta State|
|LB||Sean Ware||1||New Hampshire|