Free Agency-Panthers Capsule
CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Mike Adams, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, RB Kenjon Barner, RB Travaris Cadet, K Chandler Catanzaro, OT Chris Clark, LB Thomas Davis, WR Devin...
Panthers sign K Catanzaro with Gano bothered by knee injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed Chandler Catanzaro to handle kicking duties against the Browns on Sunday.
Carolina's regular kicker, Graham Gano, has been bothered by a knee injury and has not practiced the last two days.
Catanzaro most recently played with the Buccaneers, where he was 11 of 15 on field goal attempts in nine games before being cut on Nov. 12 after missing two field goals against the Redskins.
Panthers place LT Kalil on IR; out at least 8 games
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers placed Matt Kalil on injured reserve Sunday because of a knee injury, meaning the team's starting left tackle will miss at least eight games.
Kalil hasn't played since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 21. Taylor Moton is expected to start at left tackle on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Kalil is 3rd Panthers offensive lineman to injure his knee
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis.
The team said Kalil traveled to Florida on Monday for a second opinion on his knee from Dr. James Andrews and the decision was made to have the procedure.
Kalil becomes Carolina's third starting offensive lineman — and the second tackle — to go down with a knee injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen to a two-year contract extension.
Larsen is now under contract through the 2020 season. Financial terms of the contract were not available Wednesday.
Panthers lose another offensive lineman to injury
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers offensive lineman Amini Silatolu has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday.
The team isn't saying how much time Silatolu is expected to miss. He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, according to trainer Ryan Vermillion.
Panthers re-sign guard Silatolu, cornerback Gunter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have re-signed guard Amini Silatolu and cornerback LaDarius Gunter to one-year contracts. Both were backups with the Panthers last season and had been free agents.
Financial terms were not available Monday.
A five-year NFL veteran, Silatolu played in 14 games with three starts as a late-season injury replacement. The Panthers' second-draft pick in 2012 has played in 48 games and started 31 during his career.
Carolina Panthers free agency capsule
CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: Gs Andrew Norwell and Amini Silatolu; DEs Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson; DT Star Lotulelei; QB Derek Anderson; TE Ed Dickson, Ss Jairus Byrd and Kurt Coleman; CB Teddy Williams; LB Andrew Gachkar; WR Brenton Bersin; RB Jonathan Stewart.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TE Scott Simonson; G David Yankey; WR Kaelin Clay; CB LaDarius Gunter.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed veteran fullback Darrel Young and waived rookie Joe Sommers.
The Bears announced the moves on Thursday, a week after players reported to training camp.
Young has started 36 of his 90 career games, totaling 185 rushing yards on 51 attempts and seven touchdowns with the Washington Redskins from 2010-15. He also had 45 receptions for 432 yards and six touchdowns.