NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers looking to add young defensive linemen

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The Carolina Panthers are looking to add more defensive linemen for depth in that position, according to NFL rumors. Carolina will try out James DeLoach and Ray Drew on Monday but both are not assured to be signed.

Panthers beat writer Joe Person made the update on Twitter Monday.

“Panthers worked out former Georgia D-linemen James DeLoach and Ray Drew today, per source. Not expected to sign either at this point,” Person stated.

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DeLoach is a defensive lineman out of Georgia and looking to make an NFL team in his rookie season. He played for four years with the Bulldogs and had career-highs of four tackles in two games in his senior season. He was the Most Improved Defensive Player in the conference in 2015.

Drew is another player from the University of Georgia who has suited up for three NFL teams, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns but only as a practice and offseason squad member. Like DeLoach, Drew is hoping to get a regular spot in the roster this offseason.

In other Panthers news, Carolina already have seven tight ends in the training camp and four of them will be on the regular season roster, added Person in another Twitter post.

The Panthers are looking for a repeat of their success last season led by star quarterback Cam Newton. Carolina went 15-1 in the regular season and made the Super Bowl where they lost to the Denver Broncos.

The Panthers will face the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers in their four-game preseason schedule. DeLoach, Drew and other training camp invites are hoping to get playing time in these games for a chance to get their NFL contract and be part of the regular season roster.

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Carolina opens their 2016 regular season against Denver on September 9.

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