Panthers Waive TE Andrew Vollert, Officially Sign DE Jalen Jelks


The Panthers have waived TE Andrew Vollert to make way for DE Jalen Jelks, who practiced with the team Thursday, per Myles Simmons of the team website.

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Vollert was signed just a few days ago, so his stay with the team was short-lived. 

Vollert, 25, wound up going undrafted out of Weber State back in 2018. He signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Cardinals, but was on and off of their practice squad before catching on with the Bengals last November.

Cincinnati brought Vollert back on a futures contract in January of last year only to waive a few months later. The Chargers quickly claimed him off of waivers from the Bengals but was waived with an injury designation and reverted to their injured reserve. 

Los Angeles cut him loose two weeks ago. This is the first reported interest in him since becoming a free agent. 

During his college career at Weber State, Vollert caught 146 passes for 1,977 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns over the course of 38 games.

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