The Carolina Panthers opened up a spot on their active roster on Tuesday, as they announced the release of starting left guard Calvin Throckmorton. They’ve also announced who will be filling that spot.
Joining the locker room will be linebacker Tae Davis. The 27-year-old defender was released by the Atlanta Falcons last week.
Davis, who played his college ball for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2018. He recorded five starts over 18 games in New York between 2018 and 2019—amassing 33 combined tackles, 2.0 sacks, five quarterback hits and a forced fumble.
He’d then sign on with the Cleveland Browns after being waived in the middle of the 2019 campaign. Davis ultimately chalked up a pair of stints for Cleveland, where he notched 12 tackles over 27 contests.
The six-foot, 222-pounder played in eight games for Atlanta this season, with 174 of his 175 total snaps coming on special teams.
Carolina also promoted offensive tackle David Sharpe, who was signed to the practice squad on Monday, back to the active roster.