The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve placed P Andy Lee placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury and signed P Michael Palardy to a contract.
Lee, 34, is a former sixth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2004. After 11 seasons in San Francisco, he was traded to the Browns and spent a year in Cleveland.
Interestingly enough, the Browns traded Lee to the Panthers for a 2017 seventh-round pick.
Lee still has another three years remaining on his seven-year, $21.6 million contract that included $3.6 million guaranteed. He’ll make base salaries of $2.833 million (2016), $3.433 million (2017), and $4.134 million (2018) over the next four years.
In 2016, Lee has appeared in nine games for the Panthers and totaled 1,533 punt yards on 36 attempts and four touchbacks.
Palardy, 24, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee back in 2014. He lasted less than a month in New York before catching on with the Raiders.
The Rams later signed him off of the Raiders’ practice squad and brought him back on a future/reserve deal before cutting him at the start of the 2015 season.
Palardy caught on briefly with the Panthers but was waived after the team signed veteran P Mike Scifres to a contract. Shortly after that, the Ravens signed him to a contract before waiving him soon after.
The Colts signed him for a brief period and he later joined the Browns for another short stint. The Falcons signed him to their practice squad a month ago but cut him loose a week later.
Palardy has yet to appear in an NFL game.