The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve claimed RB Trenton Cannon off of waivers from the Jets and cut RB Rodney Smith.
Cannon, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jets back in 2018. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,599,228 contract that included a $139,228 signing bonus when the Jets waived him on Monday.
For his career, Cannon has appeared in 20 games for the Jets and rushed for 113 yards on 38 carries (3 YPC) to go along with 17 receptions for 144 yards receiving and one touchdown.
During his college career at Virginia State, Cannon appeared in 38 games and rushed for 4,246 yards (7.1 yards/carry) and scored 46 touchdowns. He also caught 51 passes for 638 more yards and seven more TDs while helping out on special teams.