Monday, August 31, 2009

Panthers cut 3, IR 1, one more to com

The first wave of cuts are in for the Carolina Panthers. They are:
WR Ryne Robinson
DT Lorenzo Williams
OT Gerald Cadogan

Placed on IR:
G C.J. Davis

The team still has one more move to make by Tuesday to get to the roster limit of 75. Then by the time the weekend is over, the 53-man roster will be set.

Cutting Robinson loose will give him a chance to catch on with another team, and I hope he does. He would have been a lock for the roster last year, but a knee injury sidelined him. He worked hard, but it would appear that guys like Kenny Moore and Captain Munnerlyn had the upper hand at the punt return duties, something Robinson was jockeying for. Robinson follows WR Jason Carter off the roster, another guy with loads of talent, but a bum knee hurting their chances to make the final 53.

I won't handicap the rest of the cuts just yet--I'll reserve my 53-man prediction until after the Steelers game on Thursday night, in which the starters will see a series or two, if that, according to Head Coach John Fox on Monday.

Mike Solarte

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