Panthers Sign Nine Players To Futures Deals

The Panthers announced on Monday they’ve signed nine players to futures contracts. The full list includes:

  1. S Quin Blanding
  2. CB Dominique Hatfield
  3. TE Temarrick Hemingway
  4. WR Damion Jeanpiere
  5. OT Tyler Marz
  6. OT Aaron Monteiro
  7. LB Sione Teuhema 
  8. K Elliot Fry
  9. RB Marcus Murphy

Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.

Fry, 24, wound up going undrafted out of South Carolina back in 2017. Fry joined the Orlando Apollos of the now-defunct AAF this past spring and converted all 14 field goals he attempted with a long of 44 yards.

The Bears signed him to a contract this offseason before cutting him loose during the preseason. He had a brief stint with the Ravens but was among their roster cuts this past August. 

During his four-year college career, Fry converted 66 of 88 field goal attempts (75 percent) to go along with 161 of 162 extra point tries (99.4 percent) over the course of 51 games. 

Hatfield, 25, signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2017. He was able to make the final roster coming out of the preseason but was waived and signed to the practice squad late in the year. 

Los Angeles re-signed Hatfield to a futures deal for the 2018 season. He bounced on and off the active roster in 2018 before re-signing as an exclusive rights free agent in 2019. The Rams waived Hatfield with an injury settlement earlier this year. 

In 2018, Hatfield appeared in 10 games for the Rams and recorded one tackle. 

Marz, 27, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in 2016. He spent his rookie season on the Titans’ practice squad before returning to Tennessee on a future/reserve contract.

Aside from a brief stint with the Chargers, Marz has bounced back and forth between the Titans active roster and practice squad, re-signing on futures deals in 2017 and 2018. He was waived coming out of the preseason this year. 

In 2018, Marz appeared in six games for the Titans and made one start. 

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