Panthers Release CB Trumaine Johnson From PS, Re-Sign K Kai Forbath

     

The Carolina Panthers announced Friday that they’ve released CB Trumaine Johnson from their practice squad and re-signed K Kai Forbath to the unit.

Here’s the Panthers updated practice squad:

  1. RB Reggie Bonnafon
  2. DT Woodrow Hamilton
  3. DT Bruce Hector
  4. G Mike Horton
  5. WR Ishmael Hyman
  6. DB Natrell Jamerson (COVID-19)
  7. DE Austin Larkin
  8. WR Marken Michel
  9. LB Chris Orr
  10. TE Giovanni Ricci
  11. C Sam Tecklenburg
  12. S Kenny Robinson
  13. OL Matt Kaskey
  14. LB Clay Johnston
  15. WR Hakeem Butler
  16. G Aaron Monteiro
  17. K Kai Forbath 

Johnson, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the Rams before being franchised in back-to-back seasons.

From there, Johnson agreed to a five-year, $72.5 million contract with $34 million fully guaranteed with the Jets back in 2018. However, he lasted just two season in New York before he was released with a post-June 1 designation this past March. 

The Panthers signed him to their practice squad last week. 

In 2019, Johnson appeared in seven games for the Jets and recorded 25 tackles, one interception and two pass defenses.

Forbath, 32, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. Forbath had brief stints with the Buccaneers, Redskins, Saints, and Vikings before signing on with the Jaguars in 2018. 

Jacksonville released Forbath last year and had a short stay with the Patriots before joining the Cowboys in December. Dallas elected to re-sign him this offseason back in March but cut him loose coming out of training camp. 

Forbath had a brief stint on the Panthers’ practice squad. 

In 2019, Forbath converted 11 of 11 field-goal attempts for the Patriots and Cowboys to go along with 11 of 12 extra-point tries (91.7 percent).

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