Brockel, 27, has started in just two games, and has appeared in 43 games for the Panthers. Brockel played just 166 snaps last season and in large part was a liability according to ProFootball Focus. Williams, also 27, suffered a season-ending knee injury during the team’s season opener as a starter at right guard.
The low risk signings by the Panthers provide some depth and competition for the offseason. Brockel was slated to become a restricted free agent and Williams was set to become an unrestricted free agent before signing.