Carolina Panthers sign ‘Hard Knocks’ Andrew Vollert to roster

Carolina Panthers sign ‘Hard Knocks’ Andrew Vollert to roster
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Andrew Vollert warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) (Kelvin Kuo/AP)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers signed tight end Andrew Vollert and wide receivers Tommylee Lewis and Marken Michel on Sunday.

Vollert earned national attention when he was shown on “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” telling Chargers coach Anthony Lynn to his face “you’ve got to be (expletive) kidding me” after learning he was being released on Aug. 1.

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The undrafted 25-year-old tight end suffered a torn ACL in the 2019 preseason and was placed on injured reserve by the Chargers and was hoping to battle back and make the roster this season.

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