The Carolina Panthers announced Saturday that they have promoted CB Lou Young to their active roster.
- The Panthers released TE Scott Simonson in a corresponding move.
Young, 25, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech back in May of 2014. He lasted just a few months in Denver before he was waived during the final week of the preseason.
After brief stints with the Ravens and Jaguars, Young signed a future/reserve contract with the Panthers last year but has been among their final roster cuts in each of the past two seasons. He just recently signed on to the Panthers’ practice squad.
Young has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Simonson, 23, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Assumption College back May of last year. He was unable to make Oakland’s final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but later signed on to the team’s practice squad.
The Raiders elected to place him on waivers back in June but he later caught on with the Panthers. Simonson wasn’t able to secure a spot on their active roster but was signed to their practice squad the start of the season.
In 2016, Simonson appeared in five games for the Panthers but has yet to record a statistic.