Panthers sign Travelle Wharton

The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent offensive lineman

Travelle Wharton.

Wharton played the first eight seasons (2004-11) of his NFL

career with the Panthers after being selected by the team in the

third round of the 2004 draft. Wharton signed with the Cincinnati

Bengals in 2012 before suffering a knee injury and missing the


Wharton started all 99 games he played for the Panthers.

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