- The Panthers also promoted CB Carrington Byndom and LB Horace Miller from the practice squad to their active roster.
Williams, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, who was later claimed off of waivers by the Panthers. He re-signed with Carolina back in March, but has played a limited role in 2014. While he’s been active for 11 games this season, he has recorded just four tackles.
Cason, 28, signed a one-year contract worth $795,000 with the Panthers back in March, but was some talk that he could be headed to the bench, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Carolina has elected to move on.
This season, Cason has appeared in 12 games and recorded 58 tackles, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus has Cason rated as the No. 111 player out of 117 qualifying players.