Carolina Panthers promote former CFL receiver Brandon Zylstra to the active roster

Former star CFL receiver Brandon Zylstra has been promoted to the active roster for the Carolina Panthers.

He was claimed by the Panthers in September following being waived by the Minnesota Vikings.

Last year Zylstra spent the entire NFL season with the Vikings playing in 16 games primarily in a special teams role. He returned four punts for 26 yards, one kick-off for 15 yards and caught one pass for 23 yards. Minnesota kept just four receivers on the active roster.

Zylstra led the CFL with 1,687 receiving yards on 100 receptions adding five touchdowns in 2017 with the Edmonton Eskimos on the way to being named a CFL all-star. That season earned attention from a number of NFL franchises and led to the 26-year-old signing with Minnesota in January of 2018.