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Report: Panthers To Elevate Former Utah Safety To Active Roster

Oct 1, 2022, 4:36 PM
Marquise-Blair...
Marquise Blair #13 of the Utah Utes gestures to the crowd in the second half of Utah's 35-27 win over the Brigham Young Cougars in a game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Carolina Panthers plan to elevate a former Utah Utes safety to their active roster for Week 4, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

On Saturday, October 1, the NFL insider reported the Panthers were promoting Marquise Blair from their practice squad ahead of Week 4.

“The #Panthers are elevating former #Seahawks second-round S Marquise Blair to their game-day roster, source said,” Rapoport tweeted.

Blair joined Carolina’s practice squad in early September after getting waived by the Seahawks.

Before his NFL career started, the Wooster, Ohio native was a standout player for the Utes from 2017-18.

During his college career, Blair recorded 107 total tackles, 79 solo tackles, five tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 23 games played.

In 2019, the Seahawks selected Blair with the No. 47 overall pick during the second round.

During his first three seasons, Blair posted 49 total tackles, 34 solo tackles, three forced fumbles, and three pass breakups in 22 games. Last season, the safety suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss significant time.

This season, the Panthers are off to a 1-2 start.

Carolina’s next game is at home against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 2 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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