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Panthers promote Shula to offensive coordinator

The Panthers added depth at center on Thursday by signing Thomas Austin.

Austin played in three games for the Texans last season and was on the Patriots’ practice squad earlier this season. He entered the NFL in 2010 with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent.

Starting C Ryan Kalil was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a foot injury. Ron Rivera said Geoff Hangartner will likely start for Kalil.

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