The Panthers on Tuesday authoritatively added Clay Johnston to their practice squad, carrying it to an entire 16 players.

Johnston, who played under head coach Matt Rhule and defensive coordinator Phil Snow at Baylor, recorded 237 career tackles in four years. He was a two-time, second-team All-Big 12 honoree. The Rams drafted him in the seventh round however released him Saturday.

Johnston’s dad, Kent, is right now the Panthers’ Director of Player Wellness. A long-lasting NFL quality and conditioning coach, Kent was the best man in Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s wedding. The relationship between the Johnstons and Favre was as of late highlighted on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

Likewise on Tuesday, defensive back Derrek Thomas cleared COVID-19 testing protocols to fall off the reserve/COVID-19 list. He returned to reserve/harmed, and the Panthers at that point postponed Thomas with an injury settlement.

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