Panthers sign J.D. DiRenzo to active roster, Mike Boone to practice squad

The Carolina Panthers had some adjustments to make this afternoon upon placing wide receiver Jonathan Mingo on injured reserve.

Taking Mingo’s place on the active roster is fellow rookie J.D. DiRenzo. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound guard was elevated from the practice squad to the game day roster in each of the past three weeks.

DiRenzo appeared in two of those three outings, recording four offensive snaps in the Week 15 win over the Atlanta Falcons and just one in the Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Each look, per Pro Football Focus, came as an extra blocker along the Carolina offensive line.

With DiRenzo now up, the Panthers have signed running back Mike Boone to take the hog molly’s place on their practice squad.

The 5-foot-10, 206-pound rusher has accumulated six NFL seasons—having spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. He played in nine games for Houston this season, totaling 23 rushing yards on five attempts along with seven receptions for another 40 yards.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire