The Panthers have made a small tweak to their roster, signing former Saints safety Marcus Ball and cutting another safety, Kimario McFadden, to make room for the addition, tweets Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer. The pair of moves leaves Carolina’s roster at the maximum 90 players.
Ball, a Georgia native, went undrafted in 2011 before heading north to Canada, where he totaled 142 tackles, four interceptions (two touchdowns) and seven sacks over two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts.
Ball’s performance in the CFL earned him a look last year from the Saints, and while the 27-year-old was hardly a key piece for New Orleans, he contributed on special teams, recording seven tackles in kick and punt coverage, and also logged 98 defensive snaps. Nonetheless, the Saints decided to waive him earlier this month to clear room for their undrafted free agent class.
As for McFadden, he has been touring the NFC South since being signed as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State by the Falcons a year ago. The 24-year-old spent time on the practice squads of Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Carolina in 2014.