The Carolina Panthers are adding depth in training camp by signing with a former minor league baseball player, Andrew Davie.
The Panthers that once drafted and started quarterback Chris Weinke claimed on Thursday that they signed rookie tight end Andrew Davie off waivers from the New York Jets. The 26-year-old TE used to play four seasons in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system before turned into football career.
Davie is 6-foot-4 tall and weighs 275-pound. He caught 24 passes for 199 yards and six touchdowns in three season at Arkansas. He was signed by the Jets after he becam undrafted in April.
Davie's joining will add depth in training camp behind starting tight end Jeff King(notes) and backups Dante Rosario and Gary Barnidge.