The Panthers have signed S Sean Chandler off the Giants practice squad, per the Giants.— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) October 20, 2020
Former Temple player under Matt Rhule, Chandler will give the Panthers depth at safety after Juston Burris’ rib injury.
Before signing with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Chandler spent three of his four years at Temple University under current Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. He played in 49 games, totaling 182 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, 33 passes defensed, ten interceptions, and four forced fumbles.
He played in all 16 games for the 2018 Giants, 13 games in 2019, and three games so far this year. He was likely only on their practice squad due to 2020’s new roster mechanics.
Chandler’s signing likely does indicate some concern, at least in the short term, over Justin Burris’ rib injury that was sustained against the Bears. We’ll have more on that tomorrow when Rhule gives an injury update on the team.
There will be no corresponding roster move for the Panthers. They had an open spot on the 53-man roster following their placement of guard Michael Schofield on the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday.