Panthers signed TE D.J. Jefferson, WR Brenton Bersin, QB Matt Blanchard, LB Ben Jacobs, OG Michael Jasper, OT Andrew McDonald, CB De'Andre Presley and DE Craig Roh to reserve/future contracts.
The No. 219 overall pick of April's draft, Jefferson was waived by the Cardinals in November after getting arrested on suspicion of DUI. He appeared in four games, catching zero passes. A mammoth 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, Jefferson is a pure blocker.