Carolina Panthers Sign Free Agent Defensive Tackle

Defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth has officially signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers, according to reports from multiple sources.

The details of the deal have not been disclosed, but Stallworth's agent, Brett Tessler, confirmed the news. Stallworth, who previously played for the Houston Texans, joins the Panthers as a depth option for their defensive line.

During the previous season, the 27-year-old Stallworth appeared in a total of seven games split between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, recording eight tackles.

Unfortunately, his time with the Texans was cut short due to a hamstring injury suffered during minicamp, leading to an injury settlement.

Nonetheless, Stallworth's experience and potential make him a valuable addition to the Panthers' defensive front, especially given his previous connection to Panthers head coach, Frank Reich, during his time with the Indianapolis Colts.

Throughout his six-year NFL career, Stallworth has amassed 52 tackles, along with 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, 14 quarterback hits, and two fumble recoveries.

The Panthers will now provide Stallworth with an opportunity to compete for a depth role on their roster, as he aims to contribute to the team's defensive line in the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports