With the Panthers struggling to field a healthy crop of receivers, the team has decided to sign wideout Brenton Bersin to the active roster, reports Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer (via Twitter). To make room, the team will waive tight end Brandon Williams.
Bersin joined the organization last season as an undrafted free agent, and he ended up compiling 13 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown in 15 games. Coaches were impressed with the 25-year-old’s performance during training camp, but he was ultimately cut and signed to the practice squad. Bersin will temporarily be replacing injured wideout Jerricho Cotchery, who will miss this weekend’s game with a high ankle sprain.
Williams, an undrafted free agent in 2012, joined Carolina in 2013. He made 23 appearances over his first two seasons in the league, compiling four catches for 44 yards. The 27-year-old may be best known for a 2014 ejection for swinging at Saints defenders Cameron Jordan and Ronald Powell.