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Panthers re-sign Efe Obada, place Eli Apple on reserve/injured

Efe Obada

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers on Monday re-signed defensive lineman Efe Obada and placed cornerback Eli Apple on the reserve/injured list.

Obada was waived Sunday after initially making Carolina's 53-man roster on Saturday. He's appeared in 26 games for the Panthers since 2018, having come through the NFL's International Player Pathway program. He's recorded four tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, three passes defensed, and an interception.

Apple (ankle/foot) goes on IR after battling through injuries for a significant part of training camp. Aside from the ankle and foot, Apple has also dealt with a hamstring injury. Apple will be eligible to re-join the active roster after three weeks if Carolina chooses to make that designation.

The Panthers also signed safety Kenny Robinson and offensive lineman Matt Kaskey to their practice squad. Both players were waived on Sunday. Robinson was a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft, and Kaskey spent much of 2019 on the Panthers practice squad.

View photos from Monday morning's practice as Carolina prepares for the Raiders in Week 1.

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