Panthers add a punter ahead of training camp

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Michael Palardy will have some company once punting drills get underway at Panthers training camp.

The Panthers announced the signing of Joseph Charlton to a three-year contract on Wednesday. Charlton went undrafted earlier this year after playing college ball at South Carolina.

Charlton set a school record by averaging 45.5 yards per punt while with the Gamecocks. He also set single-season records for punting average in each of his final two years in school.

Palardy took over as the Panthers punter during the 2016 season and has not missed a game the last three years. He averaged 46 yards per kick last season.