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Rasul Douglas Picked up by the Panthers, Joins Two Former Mountaineers

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Just one day after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles, former West Virginia defensive back Rasul Douglas was picked up by the Carolina Panthers Sunday off of the waiver wires.

Douglas joins Mountaineer alum and QB Will Grier with the Panthers after being released by the Eagles on Saturday. They will be the only two on the team’s roster after a surprising move to release DB Kenny Robinson.

After being selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, Douglas immediately made an impact in 14 games his rookie season and all games through the next two seasons. In his Eagles career, Douglas totaled five interceptions, 25 pass breakups and 118 tackles.

In his two seasons in the Mountaineer uniform, 2015-16, Douglas was a name WVU fans knew very well and heard often. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound cornerback, in his senior alone, tallied eight interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 70 total tackles.

Taking the field for 24 games, Douglas recorded 78 total tackles and nine interceptions, one being returned for a touchdown.

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