Former Detroit Lions wide receiver DJ Chark took to Twitter to share a heartfelt message with Detroit after he signed with the Carolina Panthers.

“The past year has been incredible for me,” wrote DJ Chark. “Signing with Detroit and meeting the great people of that organization was huge for me. Playing with my brothers and going from 1-6 to 9-8 was amazing.

“I believe honesty and transparency is everything. With that being said this chance in Carolina is second to none. Can’t wait to see what this journey holds for me. #KeepPounding it’s up and stuck.”

The Panthers agreed to a one-year contract with DJ Chark on Friday.