John Theus‘ season is over. Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports (via Twitter) that the Panthers have placed the young offensive lineman on the injured reserve. Defensive end Zach Moore has been promoted from the practice squad to take his spot on the roster.
Theus, a 2016 fifth-round pick by the 49ers, was claimed off waivers by the Panthers earlier this season. The Georgia product didn’t end up getting in a game for Carolina, although he did make four appearances (one start) for San Francisco during his rookie campaign. The 24-year-old seemingly sat at the bottom of the team’s offensive line depth chart behind fellow bench-warmers Ryan Kalil, Amini Silatolu, Taylor Moton, and Greg Van Roten.
Moore also joined the Panthers following a brief stint with the 49ers, as Carolina claimed him off waivers from San Francisco back in May. The former sixth-rounder was subsequently waived prior to the start of the regular season, but he quickly caught on with the team’s practice squad. Moore has also had stints with the Vikings, Cowboys, and Patriots, where he earned a Super Bowl ring in 2014. In 10 career games, the defensive end has three tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. With Charles Johnson and Daeshon Hall both out, Moore will presumably slide behind reserves Wes Horton and Bryan Cox Jr. on the depth chart.
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