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Panthers make final roster cuts, claim 2 off waivers

UPDATE: The Panthers have signed C Dustin Fry and CB Marcus Walker to the practice squad. Fry was released by Cleveland, and Walker was released by Minnesota during the league’s final roster cuts this past weekend.

The Panthers are also holding off on signing WR/KR Mark Jones, apparently because there is still an issue with his injured hamstring. He could still be a Week 2 addition to the roster, but it looks like the Panthers will go with Goodson, Munnerlyn, and Moore for kick return duties in Week 1 against the Eagles.

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The Panthers made their final roster cuts on Saturday by releasing 23 players and placing one on injured reserve, trimming the roster down to 51 players. After the roster cut, the Panthers were two roster spots short of the league maximum 53 players, leaving two open spots to make space for waiver wire additions.

The players who were cut are:

OL Justin Geisinger
DB Kevin Kaesviharn
WR Larry Beavers
RB DeCori Birmingham
DL Casper Brinkley
OL Patrick Brown
QB Hunter Cantwell
WR Jason Chery
DB Paul Chiara
DB D.J. Clark
TE Andrew Davie
DT Marlon Favorite
DB Joe Fields
OL Keith Gray
LB Anthony Heygood
DT George Hypolite
LB Mortty Ivy
RB Jamall Lee
LB Jeremy Leman
WR Kevin McMahan
WR Marcus Monk
OL Jonathan Palmer
LB Kelvin Smith
DT Corvey Irvin (IR)

After making the final roster cuts, the Panthers picked up DT Ra’Shon “Sunny” Harris and RB Tyrell Sutton from the waiver wire. The Panthers are also expected to sign WR/KR Mark Jones, who was cut from the Tennessee Titans. If the Panthers sign Jones, they will have to release someone from the roster to make space for him.

The Panthers have also filled the practice squad from players who cleared waivers.

The practice squad consists of the following players:

QB Hunter Cantwell
WR Jason Chery
DT George Hypolite
LB Mortty Ivy
LB Kelvin Smith

By rule, the Panthers can add up to 8 players to the practice squad, so there is the possibility that three more players will be added. None of the players on the practice squad can dress for games unless they are added to the 53-man active roster, however, so barring any major injury we won’t see any of them in action during the season.

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