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Panthers make more moves en route to 53-man roster deadline


CHARLOTTE — The Panthers made four more moves on the way to their 53-man roster on Tuesday afternoon.

They released veteran cornerback Rashaan Melvin as part of the moves. That will leave them young in the secondary for the first two weeks of the season.

The Panthers also waived safety Kenny Robinson, waived/injured running back Reggie Bonnafon and placed rookie long snapper Thomas Fletcher (hip) on season-ending injured reserve. That leaves veteran JJ Jansen in that role for another year. Jansen's the longest-tenured member of the team and the oldest player on the roster.

The team will need to make one more roster move after practice to get to the initial 53-man roster before 4 p.m.

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.

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