Panthers Waive QB Tommy Stevens, Sign WR C.J. Saunders

The Carolina Panthers announced that they are waiving QB Tommy Stevens and signing WR C.J. Saunders in a corresponding move on Tuesday. 

Stevens, 24, was selected in the seventh round by the Saints in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. He signed a four-year, $3.37 million contract with New Orleans, but was waived coming out of the preseason.

The Saints re-signed Stevens to their practice squad before releasing him in November. He signed with the Panthers’ practice squad shortly after and was later promoted in January. 

During his college career at Penn State and Miss. State, Stevens threw for 1,459 yards while completing 59.9 percent of his passes to go along with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 887 yards and 12 touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 29 games.

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