Panthers Worked Out Four Linebackers

According to Albert Breer, the Carolina Panthers tried out four linebackers on Wednesday including Corey Nelson and Julian Stanford. 

The full list of players includes:

  1. Devante Bond
  2. Corey Nelson
  3. James Onwualu
  4. Julian Stanford

Nelson, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Broncos back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,268,600 contract and made a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season before signing a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Eagles in 2018. 

Unfortunately, the Eagles elected to release Nelson in a move that cleared $1 million of available cap space. After a brief stint with the Falcons, Nelson signed a futures contract with the Buccaneers but was among their roster cuts last season. 

Nelson returned to the Broncos at the start of the regular season but sustained a season-ending injury in October. 

In 2019, Nelson appeared in seven games for the Broncos and recorded 10 tackles and no sacks.

Stanford, 29, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Wagner back in 2012. He had brief stints with the Lions and Buccaneers before signing with the Jets’ practice squad in 2015. 

New York eventually promoted him to their active roster during the 2016 season but was eventually waived with an injury designation but he later reverted to their injured reserve list. 

Stanford signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Bills and finished out the deal this offseason. 

In 2019, Stanford appeared in all 16 games for Buffalo and recorded seven total tackles, one fumble recovery, and no sacks. 


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