Panthers claim former Saints guard Calvin Throckmorton off waivers

If you can’t beat them, sign them. That’s the Carolina Panthers’ motto — they claimed former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton on waivers Wednesday, per the daily NFL transactions wire. Throckmorton was waived Tuesday at the roster cuts deadline and now he’ll be playing against his former team as soon as Week 2.

He’s joining several former teammates in Carolina. This offseason the Panthers signed longtime Saints defensive tackle Shy Tuttle, backup quarterback Andy Dalton, and former Saints safety Vonn Bell as veteran free agents. That’s a lot of familiar faces.

Throckmorton was first signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon. He developed into a solid backup and played a lot of snaps at left guard in relief of Andrus Peat when the starter was injured at times during the last two seasons. It wasn’t likely he would clear waivers given his combination of age and experience, and now he’s playing for a division rival.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire