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He shifted between guard and tackle but never looked comfortable at either spot.

“We think Bruce Campbell is a very young, talented offensive lineman who has all the physical qualities to play in this league,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. “It gives us some more depth at a position where we needed some.”

The Panthers view him as a tackle.

The Panthers have Jordan Gross at the left tackle spot, but last year rookie Byron Bell was pressed into starting on the right side in place of Jeff Otah, a former first-round draft pick who has been plagued by knee and back problems the past three years.

Both Bell and Otah are under contract this year.

Mike is a talented player who gave us three good years, but our depth at running back allowed us to make this move,” Hurney said.


AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow in Oakland contributed to this report.