The Panthers are promoting cornerback Lou Young to the 53-man roster, as David Newton of ESPN.com tweets. Carolina was in need of some CB help as starting cornerbacks Robert McClain and James Bradberry deal with hamstring injuries.
Young, as Newton writes, could see time at nickel behind Colin Jones and Zack Sanchez. Daryl Worley will start at one cornerback with either Sanchez or Teddy Williams on the other side. Young spent the bulk of the 2015 season on the Panthers’ practice squad before being called up in January. The Georgia Tech product has yet to record an official statistic in the NFL, however.
The Panthers have been having trouble in the secondary this year and the front office showed its frustration by cutting starter Bene Benwikere a couple of weeks ago. So far, the Panthers have been unable to adequately replace the production of former star corner Josh Norman.
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