Southward spent most of the 2017 season on the Panthers' practice squad.
In the NFL, division games are unrivaled
College football is more celebrated for its spirited rivalries, but division foes like the Panthers and Saints don't mess around, either.
Inactives: Panthers vs. Eagles
Defensive tackle Vernon Butler is active; Eagles missing right tackle Lane Johnson and running back Wendell Smallwood.
Daeshon Hall placed on injured reserve
Safety Dezmen Southward elevated to the 53-man roster to fill spot previously held by rookie defensive end.
Kurt Coleman suffers MCL sprain
Safety Kurt Coleman's knee injury typically requires a month of recovery time.
Examining ratings for the Panthers in Madden 18
Take a look at how the Panthers are rated in attributes like speed, strength and toughness.
Inside the defense meeting room following win at Jaguars
Take a seat in defensive coordinator Steve Wilks' meeting as he breaks down what happened against Jacksonville.
Rapid Reactions: Panthers topped by Titans
Christian McCaffrey impressive, but the rest of the offense sputtered early in Nashville.
Five Things to Watch: Panthers at Titans
Offense aims to put its best foot forward, with or without Cam Newton under center.
Grill Bill: The Debut
Answering your questions about fullbacks, safeties and hot dogs.
Roundtable: 2017 Training Camp Takeaways
Panthers.com crew looks back at what was observed during the 2017 training camp at Wofford College.
Inside Access: Behind the Bench
Step onto the sideline and eavesdrop as the Panthers open their preseason with an encouraging performance.
Game Quotes: Panthers vs. Texans
Transcripts from the podium and inside the locker room following Carolina's 27-17 victory.
Panthers Training Camp Observations: Fan Fest
A full report from Fan Fest practice at Bank of America Stadium.
Panthers Training Camp Observations: Day 8
Cam Newton was again held out of throwing drills, but he still managed a way to beat the defense.
Panthers' NBA Finals predictions
Warriors or Cavaliers? We polled 78 players and the head coach. The results may surprise you.
Steve Wilks delivers a progress report on his defense
Four months after his promotion, Panthers new defensive coordinator offers some updates.
Panthers sign Dezmen Southward to future contract
Carolina now has all 10 players who ended last season on practice squad under contract for 2017 season.