The Panthers placed special-teams contributor Kenny Onatolu on injured reserve and promoted CB Ron Parker from the practice squad.
Onatolu, a linebacker, suffered a torn triceps muscle. He had three special-teams tackles in four games.
Parker made one tackle and played on special teams in Week Five.
“For the most part, our seventh linebacker was one of our special teams guys,” Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said, “so we’re basically trading him for a guy that’s going to help us on special teams.”
The team’s website also reported that WR David Gettis returned to practice Wednesday. Gettis (hamstring) began the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.