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Practice squad consists of familiar names

8/31/2014

The Carolina Panthers didn't have to look far to fill out their practice squad.

All 10 players signed on Sunday were released by Carolina on Saturday after clearing waivers. They included safety Robert Lester and linebacker D.J. Smith, who were eligible under the new rules recently announced by the NFL and NFLPA.

The new rule allows teams to sign a maximum of two players who have earned no more than two accrued seasons of free-agency credit.

Under ideal circumstances, Carolina probably would have placed undrafted rookie offensive tackle David Foucault on the practice squad. But there were concerns another team might claim the Canadian player on waivers, so he was kept on the 53-man roster.

Here's a look at the entire squad: CB Carrington Byndom (R), LB Adarius Glanton (R), WR Tavarres King (2), S Robert Lester (2), WR Marcus Lucas (R), OT Andrew McDonald (1), RB Darrin Reaves (R), DT Micanor Regis (1), LB D.J. Smith (3), DT Casey Walker (1).