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NFL locals: Weber State’s Devonte Johnson signs with Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons defensive back Devonte Johnson walks the field during practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Atlanta Falcons defensive back Devonte Johnson walks the field during practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
David Richard, AP

Former Weber State cornerback Devonte Johnson is back in the NFL after signing with the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday.

The second-year pro joined his third NFL team when the Panthers made room on their 90-man roster by waiving wide receiver Cameron Posey.

Johnson signed with the Atlanta Falcons after going undrafted during the 2016 offseason. He was released from the team’s practice squad on Sept. 20, 2016.

Johnson signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in mid-February before being waived on May 16.

Also on Wednesday, former BYU defensive end Sae Tautu was placed on injured reserve by the New Orleans Saints. The rookie suffered a sprained MCL, according to NOLA.com.