The Carolina Panthers signed five of the 35 tryout players who participated in their rookie minicamp to contracts, including a former Coastal Carolina quarterback-turned-tight end.
The Panthers announced Monday they’ve added defensive end Rakim Cox, offensive linemen Ronald Patrick and Jordan McCray, former Stanford fullback Lee Ward and ex-Coastal Carolina tight end Jamie Childers to their roster.
The team waived ex-Florida defensive tackle Darious Cummings, an undrafted free agent from Florida who left two minicamp practices early due to an unspecified illness.
The moves put the Panthers at the NFL limit of 90 players.
Childers, 26, was an accomplished high school quarterback in the Charleston, S.C., area before signing with Coastal Carolina, the FCS school where Panthers cornerback Josh Norman played.
Childers started three games at quarterback – including a loss at Clemson – before switching positions.