The Carolina Panthers filled their 90-man roster on Wednesday by signing Avius Capers but they weren't done making changes. On Friday, the team announced they agreed to terms with LaRon Byrd and Tobais Palmer and released tight ends Andrew Bonnet and Jake McGee to make room on the roster.
Byrd played his collegiate football at the University of Miami and joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. After the Cardinals, he spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
He has appeared in five NFL regular season games but only has one reception for eight yards, which came in 2012 as a member of the Browns. This past preseason as a member of the Dolphins, he had two receptions for 51 yards.
Byrd has the physical stature the Panthers look for in pass catchers for Cam Newton at 6'4" and 230 pounds.While Palmer is smaller and quicker at 5'11" and 178 pounds.
The former NC State wide receiver was signed by the Jaguars in 2013 as an undrafted free agent and appeared in one game as a rookie but has yet to register a regular season stat. This past offseason Palmer had four receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown as a member of the Buffalo Bills.
The Panthers now have 14 wide receivers on their 90-man roster.