Panthers waive five, reduce roster to 80

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CHARLOTTE — As the Panthers continue to ramp up training camp, the club has waived five players on Saturday.

Wide receiver Damion Jeanpiere, guard Tyler Marz, center Frederick Mauigoa, and running back Rodney Smith have been waived. Jeanpiere and Marz were late additions to Carolina's practice squad in 2019 and signed futures contracts to remain with the team. Mauigoa and Smith both signed as undrafted free agents following the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Panthers also waived undrafted rookie linebacker Jason Ferris with an injury designation.

With these moves, Carolina's roster stands at 80 players. This means the Panthers do not have to use a split-squad procedure and can work as one unit.

Additionally, offensive linemen Greg Little and Branden Bowen have passed their physicals to come off the active/PUP list and active/NFI lists, respectively.

View photos of the Panthers' rookie class lifting weights and going through a walk-through on Thursday afternoon.

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