The Panthers have already taken steps toward the future with the 2013 offseason less than a week old. Future Signings: Carolina has signed three players to "future" contracts for the 2013 season. All three of the players - wide receiver Lamont Bryant, cornerback Nick Hixson and tight end Nelson Rosario - ended the 2012 season on the team's practice squad. Bryant and Nelson attended training camp with the Panthers and spent the entire year on the practice squad, while Hixson began the season on the Saints' practice squad before joining Carolina's unit for the last five games.
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