The Panthers announced they waived/injured DE Frank Alexander on Monday and signed TE Dallas Walker to a contract.
The #Panthers have signed TE Dallas Walker and waived/injured DE Frank Alexander.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 24, 2015
Panthers HC Ron Rivera announced that DE Frank Alexander suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during Saturday’s preseason game and will be out for the 2015 season.
It was clear that Alexander may have a serious injury after he had to be carted off the field during the opening drive.
Alexander, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2012. He is in the final year of his four-year, $2.57 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Alexander was limited to appearing in just one game and recording a single tackle.