Panthers Officially Sign QB Matt Barkley, Among Other Moves

According to Joe Person, the Panthers are signing veteran QB Matt Barkley off of the Titans’ practice squad. 

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The Panthers announced the news of Barkley’s signing on Wednesday. 

Carolina designated WR Brandon Zylstra and G Deonte Brown to return from injured reserve and signed G Patrick Omameh to their practice squad.

Barkley gives Carolina a third quarterback on the roster in addition to Sam Darnold and P.J. Walker.

Barkley, 30, is a former fourth-round pick by the Eagles of the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent two years with the Eagles before he was traded to the Cardinals in return for a seventh-round pick at the start of 2015 season.

Barkley had brief stints with the Bears and 40ers before signing a two-year, $3.35 million contract with the Bengals. Unfortunately, Cincinnati placed him on injured reserve coming out of the preseason and later waived him with an injury settlement.

The Bills signed Barkley to a contract a few weeks after Derek Anderson got hurt. He signed a two-year extension with the team in 2018. The Titans signed him to their preseason roster at the beginning of August before releasing him and later signing him to their practice squad. 

For his career, Barkley has appeared in 19 games and completed 58.4 percent of his pass attempts for 2,699 yards, 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. 

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