After final cuts, the Panthers put in a priority claim on former Fort Mill standout Vance Walker. He stayed with Atlanta on the practice squad when the Panthers ended up with DT Sunny Harris.
But Walker's stint on the practice squad was a short one, as the Falcons promoted him Monday, per his agent.
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There was a spot after first-rounder Peria Jerry was lost for the year with a knee injury.
The timing was such that Walker could have been a target here, since Louis Leonard suffered a broken ankle Sunday and will be lost for the year.
The Panthers are likely working the phones as we speak, trying to shore up one of the weaker spots on their roster.