The Carolina Panthers were looking to add to the draft to challenge 

the likes of Stanley Thomas-Oliver III, Keith Taylor Jr., and the like.

Barnes had an impressive 4.23 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 

Indianapolis in February, the second-fastest time ever in the annual event.

On Tuesday evening, Barnes was released by the Panthers

as part of a series of moves to reduce the roster to 53 players.

"We have decided to release him. We have a deep secondary room,"

head coach Matt Roulette said. "Kalone is clearly someone I've known for a long time.

Great pace, great talent. Unfortunately, he's no longer with us."

Soon after being released by the Panthers, 

Barnes signed with the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins.