Dante Wesley (American Football Player)
Dante Wesley (born April 5, 1979) is a National Football League defensive back for the Carolina Panthers. He entered the NFL in 2002 when he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the forth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. From 2002 thru 2005 he played with the Panthers in 58 games and made 70 total tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. In 2006, he was signed by the Chicago Bears to a two year contract. He played in 13 regular season games in 2006 and made 10 total tackles. He also played in all three of the Bears postseason games in 2006 and was the Bears second leading tackler on special teams. On August 7, 2007, Wesley was traded to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick. The Patriots released him on September 1, 2007 in the teams final roster cutdown. The following day, September 2, Wesley was signed by the Carolina Panthers.
- Boston Globe, Mike Riess, September 1, 2007, "Patriots Cuts"
- Associated Press, September 2, 2007, "Panthers agree with Wesley, claim three off waivers"