The Panthers are obviously looking to their future.
The team signed 6 players to future contracts. Of the six, Jacob Bender, Tommie Duhart, Trent Guy, Josh Vaughan, and Sean Ware were previously on Carolina’s practice squad.
Louis Ellis, on the other hand, spent the 2009 season on the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins.
Bulking up the defensive line are Duhart and Ellis, and Ware will join the Panthers linebackers crew. Trent Guy, Josh Vaughan and Jacob Bender will join the offense at WR, RB, and T respectively.
These contracts are “future” because though they are signed, they are not officially on the roster until the beginning of the next league year.