The Carolina Panthers have signed former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Rod Walker, the team announced late Monday.
Walker, a three-year NFL veteran, was made an unrestricted free agent March 1, when the Packers decided not to extend him a qualifying offer.
Walker made 51 tackles in three seasons with the Packers, including 11 in 2003, but frequently battled injuries.
Last season, Walker fought through both knee and shoulder injuries before going on injured reserve, November 4.
Walker, 28, was originally signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Troy State in 1999. Waived by the Redskins, he spent part of two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, but never made it on the field.