Former Panthers C Bradley Bozeman signing with Chargers

Hayden Hurst is going to have some familiar company out west.

As first reported by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport on Monday, former Carolina Panthers center Bradley Bozeman is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers. The deal, per, Rapoport, is a one-year agreement.

The Panthers first inked Bozeman back in the spring of 2022. He’d eventually earn starting duties in Week 7 of that campaign, taking over for an injured Pat Elflein.

Bozeman played an integral part in Carolina’s turnaround to close out the season, helping establish a hard-nosed, ground-and-pound rushing attack for what was previously a listless offense. His impressive work led to a fresh three-year, $18 million contract last spring.

That pact, however, would only last through 2023—as Bozeman was officially released by the Panthers at the start of the new league year this past Wednesday. The team also parted ways with safety Vonn Bell and Hurst, who joined the Chargers last week.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire