The Carolina Panthers waived Brenton Bersin ahead of their game against the Atlanta Falcons. In relation to the move, the Panthers also promoted defensive end Larry Webster with the open roster spot.
Webster could have his shot at playing for the Panthers and help the defensive line with many injuries in Carolina in their first three games of the 2016 NFL regular season.
The corresponding move for the Panthers is indeed defensive end Larry Webster, who comes up from practice squad. Insurance for Johnson.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 1, 2016
Panthers’ injuries include Charles Johnson, who is suffering from a quad injury, Vernon Butler, who is out due to an ankle injury.
The 26-year-old Webster was picked by the 2014 NFL Draft in the fourth round by the Detroit Lions, where he played the first two seasons of his career. Webster never got a shot at playing in Detroit but was picked by the Panthers this 2016 offseason.
In other Panthers’ news, Carolina signed safety Michael Griffin and re-signed defensive tackle Kyle Love last week. Griffin is a veteran at 31 years old and can provide help at the safety position in some games. Love will be featured in the defensive line and will compete with Webster for playing time or if the Panthers suffer more injuries in their team defense.
The Carolina Panthers face the Cardinals Sunday after a 22-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week. They went 1-1 in the first two games, a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos and 46-27 win to the San Francisco 49ers.
After the game against the Cardinals, the Carolina Panthers have an easy stretch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints the rematch against Arizona in their next three games.
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