Hawkins was waived by the Panthers on Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Hawkins was waived by Carolina to make room for running back Kenjon Barner on the 53-man roster. The 25-year old played six defensive snaps and 72 special teams snaps in five games with the Panthers this season. If Hawkins goes unclaimed on waivers, he will be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.
Hawkins is the beneficiary of an open spot on the Panthers' 53-man roster. He will help provide depth at cornerback in Sunday's matchup with the Bengals, as starter Donte Jackson (groin) is considered questionable.
It was thought that Hawkins would mainly fill a depth role for the Packers in 2017, but due to injuries to fellow defensive backs he played more than anticipated and even started three games. His experience this past season will help him in the competition for a roster spot during training camp in 2018.
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