New York Giants sign cornerback William Gay
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed durable cornerback William Gay.
The team announced the signing Thursday, less than a week before the start of organized team activities.
A Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick in 2007, he played in 176 consecutive regular-season and 15 postseason games through the end of the 2017 season. He spent 10 of those years with Pittsburgh, and the 2012 season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Giants sign Michael Thomas; safety spent 5 years in Miami
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed safety Michael Thomas, who spent the last five seasons in Miami.
The move reunites Thomas with Lou Anarumo, his position coach with the Dolphins. Anarumo joined coach Pat Shurmur's staff as the defensive backs coach.
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.
Panthers acquire CB Seymour from Bills in trade
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers acquired cornerback Kevon Seymour from the Buffalo Bills on Saturday in exchange for wide receiver Kaelin Clay and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick.
Carolina was left a little thin at cornerback after injuries to Zack Sanchez and Teddy Williams in the preseason finale on Thursday night. Sanchez was waived-injured and Williams was placed on injured reserve.
Panthers left thin at cornerback after initial roster cuts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers may need to add depth at cornerback after waiving former fifth-round draft pick Zack Sanchez and placing veteran Teddy Williams on injured reserve Friday.
Sanchez was having a solid preseason before injuring his groin Thursday night against the Steelers.
Panthers RB Artis-Payne expected to start with Stewart out
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Artis-Payne is expected to start at running back for the Carolina Panthers against the Minnesota Vikings because Jonathan Stewart is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Coach Ron Rivera said Friday Artis-Payne would start unless the Panthers opened the game in a special formation that includes Fozzy Whittaker. Artis-Payne and Whittaker will split carries.