The second-year defensive back had a rough go in his final game with Carolina on Sunday. First, he ran into punt returner D.J. Moore while the ball bounced off his own leg, leading to a Saints fumble recovery. Gaulden later got entangled with an opponent following a kick return and was whistled for an offsetting personal foul penalty.
The Tennessee product posted just four tackles this season while primarily appearing on special teams. He played in 24 games for the Panthers and recorded 18 tackles. Carolina drafted Gaulden with the 85th overall pick in the 2018 draft.