The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that they’ve signed S Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad and waived G Reese Dismukes from the unit.
The #Panthers have released guard Reese Dismukes from the practice squad and signed safety Ras-I Dowling to the practice squad.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 23, 2015
The Panthers’ practice squad now consists of:
- S Ras-I Dowling
- TE Nate Askew
- OT David Foucault
- S Marcus Ball
- WR Damiere Byrd
- OT Pierce Burton
- DT Chas Alecxih
- DE Rakim Cox
- LB Adarius Glanton
- CB Lou Young
Dowling, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He lasted just over two years in New England before he was waived and later signed to the Jets’ practice squad.
The Raiders wound up taking a chance on his at the start of the 2014 season, but he was once again among the team’s final roster cuts at the start of the season.
The Panthers later brought him in for a tryout, but didn’t sign him to a contract.
In 2014, Dowling appeared in three games for the Raiders, but was limited to recording just a single tackle for them.