Panthers add LB from practice squad

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

Here’s the follow up to the Panthers placing Thomas Davis on injured reserve. The Panthers have elevated linebacker Kelvin Smith from their practice squad to the 53-man regular roster.

Smith might get some work on special teams, but the Panthers are likely to turn to veterans Landon Johnson and James Anderson or second-year pro Dan Connor to take Davis’ spot in the starting lineup.

The Panthers also have added running back Decori Birmingham to their practice squad.