Panthers Sign Tryout TE Desean Smith, Waive OT Pearce Slater

The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve signed tryout TE Desean Smith to a contract on Tuesday and placed OT Pearce Slater on waivers.

Smith will have to compete for a roster spot this summer along with Scott Simonson, Chris Manhertz and Eric Wallace.

Smith wound up going undrafted out of LSU a few weeks ago before securing a tryout with the Panthers last week.

During his four-year college career at LSU, Smith caught 19 passes for 325 yards receiving (17.1 YPR) to go along with one touchdown over the course of 12 games.

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