The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday activated right guard Austin Corbett to the active roster from the PUP list. Corbett missed the first seven weeks of the season after undergoing surgery on his ACL – an injury sustained in the season finale. Meanwhile, the team has placed safety Jeremy Chinn (quadriceps), outside linebacker Yetur Gross-Matos (hamstring), and tight end Giovanni Ricci (shoulder) on injured reserve; meaning they will miss at least the next four weeks.
To fill three of the roster spots, the team has agreed to terms with offensive lineman Brett Toth and outside linebacker Luiji Vilain for depth. Toth spent parts of the last four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and was on their practice squad prior to the transaction. The Charleston, SC-native also spent a short amount of time with the Arizona Cardinals. Throughout his career, he has played in 17 games with one start. Vilain appeared in three games for the Minnesota Vikings last year after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent. The Ottawa, Ontario-native was elevated to the active roster for the Vikings’ Monday night football victory over the San Francisco 49ers last night.