One more: Watson reportedly a Panther
Former Lakewood and USF offensive lineman Thed Watson has agreed to a free-agent contract with the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Observer reported.
Watson, who was not selected in this weekend's draft, is the fourth USF player from this year's graduating class to sign with an NFL team, joining linebacker Stephen Nicholas, a fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons, and two other undrafted free agents, safety Jeremy Burnett (Vikings) and receiver Ean Randolph (Chiefs).
Watson was dismissed from USF's team in November with three games left in the season for an unspecified violation of team rules. He was allowed to work out with his USF teammates during the Bulls' pro timing day last month, and could not be reached for comment or confirmation Monday night.