Panthers officially sign QB James Morgan, release CB Rashaan Melvin

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After a week of roster shakeups and another practice on Thursday, the Carolina Panthers headed into their extended weekend for a well-deserved reprieve. That, however, would not start until a few adjustments were to be made.

The team announced the signing of quarterback James Morgan, making the reported addition now official this afternoon. He will, as anticipated, join the practice squad ahead of the regular season opener against the New York Jets next Sunday.

Morgan, assuming this is not by coincidence, had been with the Jets since 2020, when he was drafted in the fourth round out of Florida International University. After spending the entire summer with New York, the 24-year-old will likely be tapped into for some intel on head coach Robert Saleh’s offense for their Week 1 matchup.

Carolina announced another pair of moves to the practice squad, as they also signed wide receiver Aaron Parker and released cornerback Rashaan Melvin. Melvin’s exclusion from the initial 53-man roster was one of the more surprising moves from the team this past week.

Today’s departure of the seventh-year veteran, along with Morgan and Parker now coming onboard, leaves the Panthers with three open spots on the practice squad.