CB A.J. Bouye agrees to deal with Panthers

The Carolina Panthers added to their defensive backfield depth Wednesday, agreeing to a contract with free agent cornerback A.J. Bouye.While the team announced Bouye’s arrival in a tweet, it did not release contract terms.The Panthers were willing to take on Bouye despite knowing he won’t be available to them immediately. He still must serve the final two games of a six-game suspension handed down in December for a violation of the NFL’s policy prohibiting performance-enhancing drugs.Bouye, 29, missed the final four games for the Denver Broncos last season. ESPN reported that he will be eligible to participate in the Panthers’ offseason and preseason programs.Carolina already had cornerback Donte Jackson, and it signed cornerback Rashaan Melvin to a one-year contract last month.

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