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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.

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