Panthers place LB Blackburn on IR

Charlotte, NC ( – The Carolina Panthers have placed
linebacker Chase Blackburn on injured reserve, one of several moves the team
announced on Tuesday.

Blackburn missed the last two games with a knee injury and ends the season
with only 12 tackles and one forced fumble in six games.

The Panthers also signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers to the active roster
from the St. Louis Rams’ practice squad, promoted safety Robert Lester from
their own practice squad and waived running back Darrin Reaves.

Reaves had 77 yards on 32 carries and caught five passes for 31 yards in six
games, but DeAngelo Williams’ pending return resulted in his removal from the
53-man roster.

Williams is expected to play Thursday against the New Orleans Saints after
missing four games with an ankle injury.