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The Carolina Panthers secondary got a boost Wednesday as Stephon Gilmore took the practice field with his new teammates for the first time.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Monday that the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback and former AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year, eligible to come off the PUP list this week, should make his debut on Sunday for a road game against the New York Giants. The Panthers already have the No. 2 pass defense in the NFL, allowing just 196.8 yards per game.

The Panthers traded for Gilmore earlier this month for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick; the New England Patriots had placed Gilmore on the PUP list, then dealt him to Carolina in lieu of releasing him. The acquisition was made to help fill the void left by injured rookie Jaycee Horn. The Panthers’ first-round draft pick broke three bones in his foot last month, was placed on injured reserve and might not return this season.

Injuries/COVID-19

Roster signings

  • The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to sign wide receiver Andre Roberts, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • The Washington Football Team signed kicker Chris Blewitt to the active roster and wide receiver Kelvin Harmon to the practice squad.
  • The Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Geronimo Allison to the active roster from the practice squad.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles signed tight end Richard Rodgers to the practice squad
  • The Arizona Cardinals signed tight end David Wells to the practice squad.
  • The Tennessee Titans signed defensive back Greg Mabin and offensive lineman Bobby Hart to the active roster.
  • The Los Angeles Rams signed defensive back Grant Haley and tight end Jared Pinkney to the practice squad.
  • The Indianapolis Colts signed defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, cornerback Darqueze Dennard, safety Josh Jones and defensive tackle Chris Williams to the practice squad.
  • The Houston Texans signed offensive lineman Jimmy Morrissey.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders announced that their signing of cornerback Desmond Trufant is official.
  • The Denver Broncos elevated wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland from the practice squad.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed guard John Molchon to the practice squad.
  • The Carolina Panthers are expected to sign former Minnesota Vikings returner/running back Ameer Abdullah, per Rapoport.

Roster cuts

  • The Philadelphia Eagles released offensive tackle Casey Tucker from the practice squad.
  • The Washington Football Team released kicker Dustin Hopkins.

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