The Carolina Panthers have been having a rough go at it, sitting at 1-8 on the season and preparing to face a strong Dallas Cowboys team this Sunday. The injury-riddled team could soon see relief of some sort as the team, on Monday, designated cornerback Jaycee Horn and tight end Ian Thomas to return from injured reserve.
This begins the 21-day period for them to practice, although they could be activated at any time. Horn has been out since suffering a hamstring injury in the opener against the Falcons. Thomas has missed the last four games with a calf strain.
Also on Monday, the Panthers signed practice squad outside linebacker Eku Leota to the 53-man roster. The undrafted rookie had used up his three elevations from the practice squad already this season. To fill the vacant practice squad slot, the team signed veteran offensive tackle David Sharpe who was previously on the active roster and played two games for Carolina earlier in the season.