The Panthers continued to add bargain free agents to help shore up their special teams.
They announced they had signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Jason Trusnik to a one-year deal.
Trusnik spent the last four seasons with Miami, and has also played with the Jets and Browns. He started five games for the Dolphins last year, but they’re looking for depth and kicking game help with this one.
“Jason is an experienced player who adds more competition to the linebacker position and has also been a special teams ace,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “I expect him to come in and be a leader. Even though he is new to us, he’s got veteran savvy to him.”
The Panthers could use that, as they try to improve a team that went to the playoffs the last two seasons from the bottom third of the roster up.
Trusnik fits in with guys such as Ted Ginn, Teddy Williams and Kurt Coleman as players brought in primarily with special teams roles in mind.