The full list of tryouts for the Panthers includes:
- WR Rasheed Bailey
- WR Jordan Leslie
- S Shamiel Gary
- OT Josh James
- G Kaleb Johnson
- DE Joby Saint Fleur
- TE Kent Taylor
Of this group, the Panthers signed Bailey and Taylor to their practice squad.
Gary, 27, originally signed with the Patriots asana undrafted free agent out Oklahoma Stae in 2014. He later caught on with the Bears before signing a future/reserve contract with the Dolphins.
Gary was unfortunately among the Dolphins’ final roster cuts coming out of the preseason but later signed on to the Vikings’ practice squad a few days later. Minnesota cut him loose and he was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad.
The Bills later signed him to their practice squad at the start of December of last year and was eventually promoted to the active roster.
Buffalo waived him with an injury settlement as they trimmed down to the 53-man limit.
In 2016, Gary appeared in three games for the Bills and recorded one tackle and no other statistics.