The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday that they’ve signed veteran CB Leonard Johnson to a contract and waived CB Shaq Richardson.
Johnson, 26, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State back in 2012. He wound up signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Buccaneers back in March, but was placed on injured reserve at the start of the regular season.
The Buccaneers waived Johnson from the injured reserve list back in December before joining the Patriots a few months later. New England elected to cut Johnson loose back in February.
In 2015, Johnson appeared in four games for the Patriots and recorded 11 tackles and three pass defenses.
Richardson, 24, was taken in the fifth-round of last year’s draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He lasted just over a year in Pittsburgh before he was cut before the 2015 draft.
Richardson later caught on with the Chiefs and Cardinals last year before eventually signing on to the Titans’ practice squad in November.
The Panthers signed him to a contract a few weeks after this year’s draft, so his stay in Carolina was obviously short lived.
Richardson has yet to appear in an NFL game.