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Panthers make first wave of cuts

Posted Aug 24, 2014

Four wide receivers, including Tiquan Underwood, are among first roster cuts.

CHARLOTTE – Wide receivers Tiquan Underwood, Marvin McNutt, Kealoha Pilares and Toney Clemons are among the first Panthers roster cuts.

"We have some young (receivers) that we feel have to get a lot more reps – Philly (Brown) being one of them," head coach Ron Rivera said. "Having some of the other guys in cut into rep time.

"This is what we believe is in the best interest of the football team."

Carolina waived six players in addition to the aforementioned receivers.

Below is a complete list of Sunday's roster moves.

RELEASED
POS PLAYER EXP COLLEGE
WR Tiquan Underwood 6 Rutgers
WAIVED
POS PLAYER EXP COLLEGE
WR Toney Clemons 1 Colorado
P Jordan Gay 1 Centre
DT Linden Gaydosh 2 Calgary
DE Alex Hall 4 St. Augustine's
T Oscar Johnson 1 Louisiana Tech
WR Marvin McNutt 2 Iowa
LB Anthony Morales R Weber State
WR Kealoha Pilares 4 Hawaii
DE Craig Roh 1 Michigan

The Panthers now have 79 players on the roster. The team must cut four more players by 4 p.m. on Tuesday to reach the 75-man limit for the first roster reduction.

All clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 53 players for the regular season by 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 30.