Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers signed free agent offensive lineman Adam Meadows and linebacker Jessie Armstead on Monday.
The 33-year-old Armstead, who was released this offseason by Washington, is expected to compete with Mark Fields for a starting job at outside linebacker.
Meadows has seven years of experience, all with the Indianapolis Colts. He started five games last season.
"I feel like we have acquired two quality veteran players," Panthers head coach John Fox said.
Armstead played two seasons with the Redskins after spending nine years with the New York Giants. The five-time Pro Bowl selection posted 91 tackles and a team-high 6 1/2 sacks last season and has 986 tackles, 40 sacks and 12 interceptions in an 11-year NFL career.