Panthers Promote QB Garrett Gilbert, Waive S Dezman Southward

The Carolina Panthers officially promoted QB Garrett Gilbert to their active roster and waived DB Dezman Southward on Monday.

Gilbert, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Rams. However, his time in St. Louis was short lived as he was waived at the start of the 2014 season before later signing to the Rams’ practice squad.

After a brief stint with the Patriots, Gilbert was later claimed by the Lions. Unfortunately, Gilbert was unable to make the Lions’ 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but spent the entire 2015 season on the Raiders’ practice squad.

The Raiders cut him loose last May only to bring him back after Derek Carr got hurt towards the end of the season. Gilbert signed on with the Panthers this past March before being added to their practice squad at the start of the regular season.

Gilbert has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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