Panthers Re-Sign S Dezmen Southward To Practice Squad, Release LB Zeek Bigger


The Carolina Panthers have re-signed S Dezmen Southward to their practice squad on Tuesday and released LB Zeek Bigger from the unit, according to Bryan Strickland.

The Panthers’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. WR Mose Frazier
  2. OT Blaine Clausell
  3. DE Zach Moore
  4. DE Efe Obada (International)
  5. S Damian Parms
  6. TE Bucky Hodges
  7. WR Austin Duke
  8. WR Jamaal Jones
  9. S Dezmen Southward
  10. CB Zack Sanchez
  11. RB Jalen Simmons

Southward, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He lasted just over a year in Atlanta before he was cut and was later signed by the Colts to their practice squad.

The Colts brought¬†Southward back in a future’s deal the following years but he was waived with an injury¬†settlement during the first week of the 2015 regular season. He later finished out the year on the Panthers’ practice squad and returned to Carolina on a future/reserve contract.

Southward was later signed to the Panthers’ practice squad after he was waived coming out of the preseason.

In 2017, Southward has been active for one game.

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