According to Adam Caplan, the Panthers worked out former Patriots C Ryan Wendell and G Josh LeRibeus on Tuesday.
Wendell, 30, signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State back in 2009 and played there for seven consecutive seasons. He was in the final year of a two-year, $6.85 million contract when New England placed him on injured reserve just two games into the 2015 season.
This is the first reported interest in Wendell since becoming an unrestricted free agent.
In 2014, Wendell appeared in 14 games for the Patriots and was a consistent starter there for a number of years prior to his injury.
LeRibeus, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Redskins back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time this year.
The Redskins decided to re-sign him back in March, but he was unfortunately waived as the team cut down to the 53-man limit.
Since becoming a free agent, LeRibeus has worked out for the Lions, Jets, Eagles, and Titans.
In 2015, LeRibeau appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 60 guard out of 81 qualifying players.