The Panthers waived Paysinger on Friday per the NFL's official transaction log.
Paysinger was waived in order to activate returning defensive end Charles Johnson. The veteran linebacker joined the Panthers' active roster prior to Week 14. He will presumably revert to their practice squad assuming he clears waivers.
Paysinger signed a contract with the Panthers on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
The 29-year-old linebacker has finally found a home after being cut by the Jets prior to the beginning of the regular season. In 15 games with the Dolphins in 2016, Paysinger recorded 59 tackles (42 solo) and three passes defensed. Look for him to serve in a more limited role for the Panthers' defense.
Paysinger was released by the Jets on Friday, Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger reports.
The veteran linebacker has a track record of decent play in the NFL, so it wouldn't be surprising to see his name land on another roster. However, he's on the free-agent market for the time being.
Paysinger signed with the Jets on Friday.
Paysinger spent his first four seasons in New York with the Giants before playing for the Dolphins the past two years. The 28-year-old is coming off the second-best season of his career, as he totaled 59 tackles and a fumble recovery in 2016. His signing will help bolster the Jets' depth at linebacker after the release of David Harris earlier this week.
Paysinger (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with New England.
Paysinger was held out of practice early in the week but was able to work his way up to a full participation in Friday's practice and was ultimately expected to play.
Paysinger (hamstring/calf) is active Sunday against the Bills.
Paysinger appeared to have suffered an injury in practice this week, but it didn't prove overly serious.
Paysinger (hamstring/calf) is questionable to play against the Bills on Sunday.
Paysinger sustained a leg injury in Thursday's practice, but the exact nature or severity of it is unclear. If he's unable to play, Donald Butler will step in as the Dolphins' starting strongside linebacker.
Paysinger (neck) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Browns.
Paysinger suffered a neck injury last week against the Patriots and will spend Week 3 on the sidelines as a result. He usually serves as a reserve linebacker behind Koa Misi, so his absence on Sunday won't be detrimental to the team.
Paysinger suffered a neck injury in Sunday's game against the Patriots and is questionable to return.
Look for more updates to come after the game, but in the meantime expect Neville Hewitt to see increased action. Paysinger is a reserve linebacker behind Koa Misi, so his absence isn't detrimental to the Dolphins game plan.
Paysinger (neck) returned to game action Sunday with two tackles in a loss to the Jets.
Paysinger had missed two games due to the injury but was deemed healthy enough to return Sunday. After getting demolished by the Jets perhaps he wishes he was held out another week.
Paysinger (neck) practiced Wednesday, reports Miami Herald.
The Dolphins are thin at linebacker at this moment with just about every starter dealing with one injury or another so the return of Paysinger was a welcome sight at practice.
Paysinger (neck) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Paysinger didn't travel with the Dolphins to Philadelphia on Saturday, so it's clear the 27-year-old wasn't going to be able to suit up. The Oregon alum had mainly contributed on special teams so his absence likely won't hurt IDP owners in any way.
The Dolphins signed veteran linebacker Spencer Paysinger to a contract, the organization announced on Thursday.
In addition to linebacker duties, Paysinger has been a special teams contributor throughout his four years with the Giants. In his career, he's totaled 140 tackles and one sack. He's hoping to earn a starter's role with the Dolphins.
"Every linebacker that plays in the NFL wants to be a starter, but I'm not here trying to undercut anybody or try to throw anybody under the bus," Paysinger said, via the team's website. "I want to come here and play the opportunity that's been provided to me."
Free agent linebacker Spencer Paysinger is scheduled to visit the Dolphins on Thursday, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.
Paysinger, 26, played with the Giants from 2011-2014. He has 125 career tackles and one interception. He played 15 games for New York last season and totaled 15 tackles.
Paysinger played in 15 games for the Giants last season and totaled 15 tackles.
The Giants will have their injured players Week 7 against the Cowboys.
Jon Beason, Spencer Paysinger, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Steve Weatherford are all active coming into the contest. Beason and Weatherford came into the game listed as probable. Paysinger and Rodgers-Cromartie were questionable.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason (toe) and punter Steve Weatherford (left ankle) were the only players on the injury report to practice in full on Friday. Both players were deemed probable for Week 7 at Dallas, per the team's official website.
Meanwhile, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring) and linebacker Spencer Paysinger (hamstring) were limited participants on Friday, leaving them questionable for Sunday. As expected, running back Rashad Jennings (knee) was the only player on the injury report to be ruled out for Week 7.
The Giants declared running back Rashad Jennings (knee), linebacker Spencer Paysinger (hamstring), offensive lineman Adam Snyder, defensive end Kerry Wynn, offensive tackle James Brewer, guard Brandon Mosley and defensive tackle Jay Bromley inactive for Sunday night's game at Philadelphia.
The Giants have ruled out running back Rashad Jennings (knee) and linebacker Spencer Paysinger (hamstring) for their Sunday night game at Philadelphia. Neither has practiced this week.
Listed as questionable are defensive end Robert Ayers (neck) and linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe). Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring) and punter Steve Weatherford (ankle) are both probable.
Giants linebacker Spencer Paysinger left Sunday's game against the Falcons in the first half due to a hamstring injury. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game in the third quarter.