Panthers claim Drake Nevis off waivers from Jags


Other than a third-round pick on guard Trai Turner, the Panthers didn’t do much to bolster their offensive line lately.

But they’re still working on stacking up defensive line help.

Per the league’s transaction wire, the Panthers claimed defensive tackle Drake Nevis off waivers from Jacksonville.

Nevis has been around the block, turning up with the Jags, Cowboys and Chargers last season. He was originally a third-round pick of the Colts.

It’s going to be hard to make the Panthers roster, but he’s solid depth in case of injury, which is how he’s been getting jobs the last year. He’ll compete with veteran Colin Cole for a backup job, behind the three-man rotation of second-year defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short and veteran Dwan Edwards.