The Panthers have re-signed defensive end Wes Horton, according to ESPN.com’s David Newton (Twitter link). Horton was waived by the Panthers on the weekend of the 53-man cutdown deadline.
Horton will provide depth for Carolina with defensive tackle Paul Soliai likely out for this week’s game against the Saints. Soliai is dealing with a sprained foot. Newton writes that Lavar Edwards, who can play end or on the interior D-Line, likely will be a part or the tackle rotation along with Kawann Short, Star Lotulelei, and Kyle Love.
An undrafted rookie in 2013, Horton made 15 starts for the Panthers in 2014 in place of suspended teammate Greg Hardy. Following a rookie campaign that saw him compile eight tackles and two sacks, the former USC standout finished his sophomore season with 26 tackles and three sacks. However, 2015 was a tumultuous year for Horton, who returned to a bench role, then was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
Now he’s back in Carolina and hoping to stick on the roster.
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