Baylis signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on Monday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Baylis started the season with Houston and spent a week on their 53-man roster in September, but finished the season on Carolina's practice squad.
Baylis was cut by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Tight ends Stephen Anderson (concussion) and Ryan Griffin (concussion) are both almost healthy again, so there's no real need to use a roster spot on Baylis. The undrafted rookie out of Oregon was on the 53-man roster for less than a week and didn't play a snap before being dropped.
Baylis signed a contract with the Texans on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
With the Texans moving C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) to injured reserve and unlikely to have their other two tight ends, Ryan Griffin (concussion) and Stephen Anderson (concussion), available for Thursday's tilt with the Bengals, Baylis could make the jump from the practice squad to the starting lineup. While a starting assignment would likely guarantee Baylis ample snaps, his lack of NFL experience could preclude him from seeing much involvement in the passing game. During his college career at Oregon, Baylis tallied 44 receptions for 511 yards and three touchdowns in 48 games.
The Texans are expected to sign Baylis off their practice squad in advance of their Week 2 contest Thursday against the Bengals, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
With the Texans' top three tight ends all recovering from concussions and unlikely to suit up Thursday, Baylis looks like a safe bet to dress for the contest and could even start if Houston doesn't add a more experienced option at the position to the roster before the game. At 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, Baylis offers intriguing size, but he was never heavily targeted during his college days at Oregon and could be tasked primarily with blocking duties if he sees extended snaps in Week 2.