CHARLOTTE – Carolina’s latest trade acquisition, Stephon Gilmore, officially has a number.
Gilmore will wear No. 9 for the Panthers.
He came to practice for the first time on Wednesday as he works his way back from the inactive/PUP list.
Gilmore wore No. 5 at Rock Hill’s South Pointe High and at the University of South Carolina. He was No. 24 in New England and Buffalo.
Most recently, No. 9 was worn by former kicker Graham Gano, who coincidentally now plays for Carolina’s Week 7 opponent, the New York Giants. Other former No. 9s include quarterbacks Rodney Peete and Matt Lytle.