Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
September 4: Everette Brown
It was a long time coming and it finally happened. The guy the Panthers traded a future 1st for has been released because he could not play at the NFL level. Brown was undersized coming in, but the potential was there. Chalk this up as another second round failure.
WR's Wallace Wright and Charly Martin, CB Chevis Jackson, S Michael Greco, RB Josh Vaughn, and TE Greg Smith
The Panthers finally announced the last of their cuts and none are shockers. Martina and Wright were never in the receiver debate, and Vaughan though a fan favorite with Sutton, just plays the wrong position to stay in Carolina.
LB Lawrence Wilson and CB Robert McClain
Two more late round picks, with McClain being another cast-off from Fox's last season. Wilson couldn't hack it against the Panthers' deep linebacker corps. I'm so glad that there wasn't a certain beast linebacker out of Michigan State that would have been a better pick.
CB C.J. Wilson and OL Ryan Pugh
Wilson was one of the few veterans left, but his sole contributions came on special teams coverage. Look for the Panthers to take an interest at corner back, especially Joselio Hanson who was recently released by the Eagles.
DT's Corvey Irvin, Nick Hayden and Deljuan Robinson, CB Kendric Burney, OL John Gianninoto, WR Darvin Adams, and DE Malcolm Tatum
The Panthers are down to 70 players, but tough cuts have already been made.
Irvin was a recent third round pick that never even showed he belonged in the NFL. Hayden was never big or even very good, but he had a good motor and heart.
Burney is a bit of a surprise as the Panthers aren't exactly deep at the corner position, but I expect to see Burney return later on.
Adams was given a chance to prove himself against a group of unproven receivers, but he is not ready yet. I would not be surprised if he is another practice squad invitee.
RB Tyrell Sutton
The Panthers have made another surprising move as they have waived Tyrell Sutton, running back from Northwestern. Sutton had always proven to be a reliable back as he ran with good power, displayed good hands, and he even filled in at fullback on occasion. This is not a case of Sutton not being good enough, but more the Panthers are very deep at the running back position and the Panthers feel Sutton would have a better chance to play with another team.
September 1: DT Kentwan Balmer
The first-round pick was never even given a chance to play and the defensive tackle is still the Texas-sized bullseye of the defense.
August 31: FB Rashawn Jackson
Jackson was given another chance at the fullback position, but Tony Fiammetta has the position on lock. Look for Jackson to be a practice-squad guy later on.
August 27: P Anthony Santella, WR Trent Guy, DTs Louis Ellis and Tommie Duhart
No surprises here. Guy was the only one with a real chance on special teams, but Mike Goodson has proven to be dynamite as a return man and Armanti Edwards is slowly excelling at the position.