Panthers sign quarterback Joe Webb to one-year deal

The Carolina Panthers have signed former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb to a one-year contract.

They also signed cornerback Antoine Cason and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.

An athletic former sixth-round draft pick, Webb has played both quarterback and wide receiver for the Vikings.

He will play quarterback in Carolina, the team announced.

The former Alabama-Birmingham standout has completed 88-of-152 career passes for 853 yards and three touchdowns and five interceptions.

Webb arrives after starter Cam Newton had ankle surgery this week. Derek Anderson was re-signed last week to back up Newton.

"Joe had a strong workout for us today. He is a young player who intrigues us and has a similar skill set to Cam (Newton)," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. "With Cam sidelined for the spring, it is an opportunity to get a good evaluation of Joe as well as Matt Blanchard, who was on our practice squad last year."

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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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