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Panthers trim roster to 53

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CHARLOTTE – Rookie draft picks Zack Sanchez and Beau Sandland were among cuts made to reach the 53-man roster limit Saturday.

Sanchez, the Panthers’ fifth-round draft choice from Oklahoma, was competing for playing time at nickel cornerback. Sandland, the Panthers’ seventh-round pick from Montana State, was looking to provide depth behind veteran tight ends Greg Olsen and Ed Dickson.

The team also released defensive tackle Kyle Love and waived running back Brandon Wegher.

Love played in 15 games with two starts for Carolina in 2015, recording three sacks and 19 tackles. Wegher was inactive for all but one game in 2015 but was hoping to provide depth at running back and value on special teams.

Guard Chris Scott has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. He will be eligible to return to the active roster on October 3.

Click here to view the 53-man roster.

Below is a complete list of the cuts.

**WAIVED**
POS PLAYERS EXP COLLEGE
S Marcus Ball 2 Memphis
LB Brian Blechen 1 Utah
DT Eric Crume 1 Syracuse
S Travell Dixon 1 Washington
WR Keyarris Garrett R Tulsa
TE Marcus Lucas 1 Missouri
DE Arthur Miley 1 Southern
CB Zack Sanchez R Oklahoma
TE Beau Sandland R Montana State
RB Jalen Simmons R South Carolina State
DT Robert Thomas 1 Arkansas
TE Eric Wallace 1 Seattle
DE Larry Webster 2 Bloomsburg
RB Brandon Wegher 2 Morningside College
G David Yankey 2 Stanford
CB Lou Young 1 Georgia Tech
**TERMINATED/VESTED VETERAN**
POS PLAYER EXP COLLEGE
S Stevie Brown 6 Michigan
DT Kyle Love 5 Mississippi State
**INJURED RESERVE**
POS PLAYER EXP COLLEGE
LB Ben Jacobs 4 Frenso State
WR Kevin Norwood 3 Alabama
OT Jordan Rigsbee R California
**SUSPENSION**
POS PLAYER EXP COLLEGE
G Chris Scott 5 Tennessee

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