The hits just keep on coming for the Carolina Panthers.
As announced by the team late this morning, linebacker Chandler Wooten has been placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury he sustained in the Week 9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.. He is now the 13th player to be moved to IR by the Panthers this season.
Wooten first joined Carolina back on Oct. 18, 2022—as a signee off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. He went on to become a key piece on special teams for the remainder of the campaign.
Less than 24 hours after making the initial 53-man roster this season, Wooten, quarterback Matt Corral and wide receiver Derek Wright were waived to make room for the trio of offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton, linebacker Claudin Cherelus and cornerback D’Shawn Jamison. He signed back onto the practice squad the next day upon clearing waivers.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder would then be promoted to the active roster on Sept. 8, just a few days before the regular-season opener. Wooten has recorded eight tackles and a fumble recovery over eight games for the Panthers in 2023.