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Panthers make final move to set initial 53-man roster

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CHARLOTTE - The Panthers made the final move to set the initial 53-man roster before Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.

The team waived running back Rodney Smith on Tuesday afternoon.

Alongside that transaction, cornerback A.J. Bouye goes to the reserve/suspended list as he will miss the first two games of the regular season on suspension carrying over from 2020.

The Panthers made a number of transactions throughout Tuesday to get to the 53-man roster before the deadline. That included waiving cornerback Rashaan Melvin and safety Kenny Robinson, waiving with injury designation running back Reggie Bonnafon and placing long snapper Thomas Fletcher (hip) on season-ending injured reserve.

Earlier Tuesday, the Panthers released veteran linebacker Josh Bynes, and also waived wide receiver Omar Bayless, running back Spencer Brown, quarterback Will Grier, defensive lineman Frank Herron, offensive lineman Mike Horton, cornerback Jalen Julius, wide receiver Keith Kirkwood, outside linebacker Christian Miller, offensive lineman Aaron Monteiro, wide receiver C.J. Saunders, tight end Stephen Sullivan, and offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg.

See pictures of the Panthers initial 53-man roster after moves were made on Tuesday.

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