Big Canadian lineman signs with Panthers

David Foucalt had successful tryout. Jason Butt

Print This May 19, 2014, 04:51 PM EST

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The Carolina Panthers were impressed enough with a big Canadian offensive line prospect over the weekend that they decided to offer a contract.

The Panthers announced they've signed tackle David Foucalt following his tryout at the organization's rookie minicamp. Foucalt, 6-8 and 320 pounds, played football at the University of Montreal and was the fifth-overall pick in the 2014 Canadian Football League draft.

It looks like his CFL ambitions could be on hold now that he has a shot to make it in the NFL with the Panthers.

"He's got long arms and he's got a nice accent," head coach Ron Rivera said, via the team's website. "He did some nice things. He's very athletic. What's really nice is as (offensive line coaches John Matsko and Ray Brown) started trying to get him to understand certain techniques and the way we do things here – it's a little bit different obviously – he seemed to be able to pick those things up. He's very intriguing for us."

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