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Damiere Byrd Injured

Damiere Byrd

The Panthers have tendered a one-year contract to Damiere Byrd, an exclusive rights free agent, Max Henson of the team's official website reports.

Damiere Byrd isn't expected to require surgery to address the lower-leg injury he sustained in Sunday's 22-19 win over the Buccaneers, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Damiere Byrd would be placed on injured reserve with a lower-leg injury, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

Damiere Byrd suffered a knee injury during Sunday's 22-19 win against the Buccaneers. "He tweaked something on the outside [of the knee]," head coach Ron Rivera told Max Henson of the Panthers' official site afterward. "That's all I know."