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.