Panthers Waive OT Tyrus Thompson, Sign OL Brian Folkerts

Joe Person, citing a league source, reports that the Panthers have waived OT Tyrus Thompson on Saturday and signed OL Brian Folkerts.

Thompson, 25, was a sixth-round pick by the Vikings in 2015, but was unfortunately waived from the team with an injury designation and later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list after clearing waivers.

Thompson signed a two-year, $990,000 contract with the Lions last year before he was waived after last year’s draft. Thompson caught on with the Saints soon after but was once again waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason and later reverted to injured reserve.

The Panthers signed Thompson to their practice squad toward the end of last year and elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract this past January.

Thompson has yet to appear in an NFL regular season game.

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