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Wes Horton | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: USC
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Panthers re-signed DE Wes Horton to a two-year contract.
Horton was waived by the Panthers at final cuts last year, but re-signed with the team in October and supplanted Kony Ealy as an early-down starter in Week 8. Horton managed 15 combined sacks, hits, and hurries on 331 snaps. Ideally, Horton will be part of a rotation and not counted on to start. Feb 27 - 11:47 AM

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Panthers signed DE Wes Horton.

Horton was out of football since getting waived at final cuts. He's insurance with Charles Johnson (quad) questionable for Week 6.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Panthers waived DE Wes Horton.

The move clears the way for waiver pickup LaVar Edwards, who will slot in as the Panthers' No. 5 end behind Charles Johnson, Kony Ealy, Mario Addison, and Ryan Delaire. Horton was a run-stuffing early-down rotational player.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 01:37:00 PM

Panthers re-signed DE Wes Horton to a one-year contract.

Horton appeared in eight games (two starts) as a rotational edge defender. He missed four games to a PED suspension and was briefly released in December before re-signing to the practice squad. 26-year-old Horton will return as depth behind Charles Johnson and Kony Ealy.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Panthers waived DE Wes Horton.

Horton was eligible for activation off the Panthers' reserve/suspended list after his four-game ban for PEDs. The Panthers deemed him not worth the trouble. A veteran in DC Sean McDermott's system, Horton figures to remain on speed dial in case Carolina suffers any defensive line injuries.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:53:00 PM

Panthers DE Wes Horton returned to practice Tuesday after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

The Panthers will have a week to decide whether to activate him. Even if he is added back to the active roster, Horton will struggle to find snaps on the Panthers' loaded defensive line.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 11:21:00 AM

NFL suspended Panthers DE Wes Horton four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

A rotational run-stopping end, Horton has been on and off Carolina's roster this year. Horton's suspension clears a roster spot for DE Charles Johnson.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Panthers re-signed DE Wes Horton.

OT David Foucault was waived in the corresponding roster move. Horton, who was waived by the Panthers three days ago, will provide depth at defensive end behind Jared Allen, Kony Ealy, Mario Addison, and Ryan Delaire.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Panthers waived DE Wes Horton.

Horton started 15 games in place of the suspended Greg Hardy last season, but he had played just 58 snaps for Carolina this season. OT David Foucault was added off the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:11:00 AM

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