The Carolina Panthers signed linebacker Kelvin Smith off of their practice squad to fill the vacancy on their 53-man roster created by linebacker Thomas Davis’ season-ending knee injury. Smith has been on the team’s pratice sqaud all season. He was a 7th round draft pick in Miami back in 2007 and missed 2008 with a knee injury.
Davis tore his ACL late in the Panthers loss to the Saints this past Sunday. He was the second leading tackler on the team prior to the injury.
Carolina is 5-3 and they will play host to the Flacons this Sunday at 1:00.