Panthers promote Robert Lester, cut D.J. Smith

The Carolina Panthers promoted safety Robert Lester to the active roster from the practice squad.

They cut linebacker D.J. Smith.

Offensive guard Chris Scott was signed to the practice squad.

Lester played in a dozen games with four starts as a rookie last year.

He intercepted three passes and had 21 tackles.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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