After losing defensive tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon early in camp, the Panthers eventually swung a deal with the Browns for defensive tackle Louis Leonard.
And now the Panthers have lost Leonard, too.
Leonard fractured an ankle against the Falcons on Sunday.
Though coach John Fox said he doesn’t know whether Leonard will be placed on injured reserve, a decision to keep him on the active roster will prevent the team from securing his replacement.
Currently, the Panthers have three other defensive tackles on the roster: Damione Lewis, Nick Hayden, and Sunny Harris. Hayden missed Sunday’s game with a toe injury.