Dexter Jackson is signing a contract to join the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers today, a league source said.
The second-round draft pick from Appalachian State in 2008 by Tampa Bay never received a shot with the Buccaneers, and fell out of favor after general manager Bruce Allen and coach Jon Gruden were shown the door. Jackson had a high ankle sprain when he was cut on Aug. 31, and has been out rehabilitating while teams have called about him over the last six weeks.
The Panthers have had issues with their return game, and if Jackson picks up the offense quickly there is a chance he could be promoted to the 53-man roster at some point.
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