CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive end Efe Obada has signed a one-year contract, according to the team.
Obada was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent in March.
The London product finished the season with two sacks along with eight tackles and six quarterback pressures in 10 games. He also contributed one interception and three pass deflections.
Against the Bengals, in his first career game, Obada recorded a sack, interception, two quarterback hurries and a pass deflection and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
In 2015, Obada signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad despite only playing organized American football for five games previously with the London Warriors. The Panthers signed Obada to the practice squad in 2017 as a practice squad exemption as part of the Pathway Program.
In 2018, Obada became the first player from the NFL International Pathway Program to make an active roster.