Saturday, August 30, 2008

Panther Cuts are in.

Some shockers, some not so much. Here they are:
QB Brett Basanez
RB LaBrandon Toefield
RB DeCori Birmingham
FB Troy Fleming
WR Chris Hannon
WR William Buchanon
WR Travis Taylor
WR Samie Parker
TE Chad Upshaw
T Rueben Riley
G Evan Mathis
G Toniu Fonoti
G Milford Brown
T Geoff Schwartz

DE Stanley McClover
DT Nick Hayden
DT Stephen Williams
LB Tim Shaw
CB Ricardo Colclough
S Terrence Holt
S Joe Fields
CB Darren Toney

No surprise Colclough was cut, due to his earlier in the day arrest, but I was surprised that Terrence Holt was shipped out.

These were the guys I thought would be gone (from earlier in the week):
1-16-William Buchanon
2-19-Travis Taylor
3-26-Decori Birmingham
4-29-Quinton Teal
5-32 Troy Fleming
6-33-Labrandon Toefield
7-36-Darren Toney
8-38-Joe Fields
9-46-Shawn Smith
10-50-James Anderson
11-55-Donte Curry
12-62-Pat Ross
13-65-Mackenzy Bernadeau
14-66-Hilee Taylor
15-71-Evan Mathis
16-72-Reuben Riley
17-74-Geoff Schwartz
18-77-Toniu Fonoti
19-81-Dominique Thompson
20-85-Chad Upshaw
21-98-Stephen Williams

Turns out I removed 8 guys that made it, and kept 8 that were cut. I had Basanez and Colclough making it, but had cut Curry, Ross, Anderson, Teal, Smith, Hilee Taylor, Bernadeau and Thompson. Overall, I like the make-up of the roster, but realize the WR corps is thin for the first 2 weeks The team will take Muhsin Muhammad,. Dwayne Jarrett, D.J. Hackett and Dominique Thompson into weeks 1 & 2 while waiting for Steve Smith and Ryne Robinson to return.

More on the Panthers next week, as the regular season grind gets underway.

Mike Solarte

2 comments:

mike said...

Does anyone read these blogs except cops in Denver that are bored at 4 A.M.?

Anonymous said...

We read....bring on football!