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Free-agent cornerback - Arlandus Jacob "A.J." Bouye has agreed to deal with the Carolina Panthers as their defensive backfield.
The team announced Bouye's arrival on Twitter, but no release contract terms have been disclosed.
The Panthers were willing to take on Bouye, knowing he would not be available immediately as he still has to serve the final two games of a six-game suspension handed down to him in December for violating the NFL's policy by prohibiting performance-enhancing drugs.
A.J. Bouye started his career playing college football at UCF and was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. Bouye also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos back in the day. During his first season with the Jaguars in 2017, he made the Pro Bowl when he grabbed a career-high six interceptions as the team reached the AFC championship game.
Bouye missed the final four games for the Denver Broncos last season due to his violation, but he will be eligible for preseason practice.
In his season with the Broncos, Bouye finished with 23 tackles and six passes defended; he has participated in over 100 games so far.
Bouye is ready to participate in the Panthers off season and preseason programs.