Panthers waive tight end who failed PED test

The Panthers added tight end Kent Taylor to their practice squad last December, and he made news two weeks ago when he was suspended for failing a PED test.

He won’t get a chance to add to his Panthers legacy.

Per the league’s official transaction report, the Panthers waived the reserve tight end yesterday. He had signed a futures deal in January, but wasn’t expected to make the regular season roster or anything.

They filled his roster spot by signing tackle Korren Kirven, who had been recently released by the Jets and cleared waivers. The former undrafted free agent from Alabama has spent time with the Buccaneers and Browns as well.

Gase pushed back on the idea that he signed Osweiler — the jettisoned Texans and Browns starter — simply because of their time together in Denver, saying he probably took longer than everybody else to warm up to the idea of adding Brock.

Nacua played in every game for the Browns last season after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent out of BYU. He made three starts at safety, played 139 special teams snaps and finished the year with 14 tackles.

With Tony Jefferson and Eric Weddle still on hand at safety, Nacua will vie for a reserve/special teams role with Baltimore. Sixth-round pick DeShon Elliott will be among the players competing with Nacua for playing time.

It’s been more than six months since Bears tight end Zach Miller nearly lost his leg after he seemingly came down with an incredible touchdown catch against the Saints, only to have that touchdown overturned due to an official review that never really made complete sense. Six months later, Saints coach Sean Payton has admitted that Miller, now a free agent, did indeed catch that football and should’ve been rewarded with a touchdown.

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