The Carolina Panthers signed eight players to their reserve/future list on Friday, including former Carver and Alabama standout De'Quan Menzie.
Wide receiver Toney Clemons and defensive tackle Casey Walker will return to the team after stints on the practice squad this season. Joining them are guards Derek Dennis and Phillipkeith Manley, tackles Kevin Hughes and Oscar Johnson, Menzie (a cornerback) and linebacker D.J. Smith.
Smith is a former Independence High standout who played at Appalachian State before Green Bay drafted him in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.
The players will not officially be on the team until the start of the 2014 league year in March.