Biggs: Panthers import run stuffer

In their ongoing shuffle to replace the defensive tackle they lost in the first hour of training camp, the Carolina Panthers have signed veteran run stuffer Hollis Thomas, the Charlotte Observer reports.

The Panthers have struggled vs. the run and have not found a replacement for Maake Kemoeatu, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon. Thomas, a 14-year veteran, was just released by the St. Louis Rams, and it’s a fit that makes sense. Thomas has a long history as a starter for Philadelphia and New Orleans.

To make room for Thomas, Carolina waived tackle Ra’Shon Harris, who they had claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh at the time of final cuts.

Thomas, 35, will have a week or so to familiarize himself with the playbook and his surroundings as the 0-3 Panthers have a bye this week as they work to regroup.

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