Signing a quarterback was not the only move the Carolina Panthers made on Tuesday.
They also inked safety Gerald Alexander, a second-round pick out of Boise State, to bolster a banged-up secondary.
Their two backup safeties, Jordan Pugh and Marcus Hudson, are both injured. Wide receiver Devin Thomas was waived to make room for Alexander.
The secondary might be the lone bright spot on an otherwise dismal Panthers team. The Panthers rank seventh in the league against the pass, allowing 203.5 yards per game.
The 1-9 Panthers travel to Cleveland to face the Browns Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT.
UPDATE: The New York Giants claimed Thomas off waivers Wednesday afternoon. He finds his second home in the NFC East after spending two and a half seasons with the Washington Redskins. (read more)