Today’s minor moves:
- The Panthers have signed cornerback Leonard Johnson and waived fellow defensive back Shaq Richardson, the club announced today. The 26-year-old Johnson spent the first three seasons of his career with the Buccaneers before joining the Patriots in 2015, and has seen significant action at slot corner throughout his time in the NFL, accruing 20 starts between Tampa Bay and New England. Carolina signed nickel cornerback Brandon Boykin earlier this year, but released him after he spent only two months or so with the team, so the Panthers could use help at inside corner. Richardson, meanwhile, was selected by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, but has yet to appear in an NFL contest.
- The Eagles have waived defensive tackle Derrick Lott, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link). Lott, a Chattanooga alum, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Titans in 2015. After spending the entirety of last year bouncing on and off the Buccaneers’ practice squad, he agreed to terms with the Eagles in late May.