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Carolina Panthers roster cuts, updates following 2022 training camp

NFL training camp is underway and rosters will be pared down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Carolina Panthers sort out their roster decisions.

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The Carolina Panthers are looking to get back into the postseason for the first time since 2017, and they’ll hope to do just that led by their new quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Panthers are coming off a season that saw a lot of bouncing around between quarterbacks with Sam Darnold, Cam Newton, and P.J. Walker all spending time under center throughout the campaign.

The signing of Mayfield should help bring some stability to the Panthers offense, as they’re projected to see an improvement with their O/U total coming in at 6.5 ahead of this season at DraftKings Sportsbook. They’ve finished the last three seasons straight with just five wins as they’ve struggled to find any footing in the NFC South in recent years.

Matt Rhule will hope that Christian McCaffrey will be able to stay healthy for the full season, as both his 2020 and 2021 seasons were severely hampered due to injury. If they want to make a run at the playoffs, they’ll need to rely on CMC to help get them there.

Here, we’ll keep track of roster cuts for the Panthers and what it means for the betting and fantasy football landscape ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

Panthers roster news

Notable names


Full list of roster cuts

August 30

— K Zane Gonzalez (injured reserve)

— WR Brandon Zylstra

— WR Keith Kirkwood

— S Juston Burris

— LB Julian Stanford (injured reserve)

— RB Spencer Brown (waived-injured)

— RB John Lovett

— WR Derek Wright

— WR C.J. Saunders

— WR Charleston Rambo

— WR Ra’Shaun Henry

— TE Colin Thompson

— TE Josh Babicz

— OL Deonte Brown

— OL Mike Horton

— OL Sam Tecklenburg

— DE Austin Larkin

— DE Drew Jordan

— DE Darryl Johnson

— DT Frank Herron

— LB Josh Watson

— LB Arron Mosby

— LB Isaiah Graham-Mobley (waived-injured)

— CB Tae Hayes

— CB Kalon Barnes

— CB Madre Harper

— S Kenny Robinson

Initial 53-man roster

Offense (26)

Quarterbacks (3)

  • Baker Mayfield
  • PJ Walker
  • Sam Darnold

Running Backs (3)

  • Christian McCaffrey
  • Chuba Hubbard
  • D’Onta Foreman

Wide Receivers (7)

  • Shi Smith
  • Laviska Shenault Jr
  • Andre Roberts
  • DJ Moore
  • Terrace Marshall Jr
  • Rashard Higgins
  • Robbie Anderson

Tight Ends (4)

  • Ian Thomas
  • Tommy Tremble
  • Stephen Sullivan
  • Giovanni Ricci

Offensive Tackles (4)

  • Taylor Moton
  • Ikem Ekwonu
  • Brady Christensen
  • Cameron Erving

Offensive Guards (4)

  • Austin Corbett
  • Pat Elflein*
  • Michael Jordan
  • Cade Mays

Center (1)

  • Bradley Bozeman*

Defense (25)

Defensive Tackles (6)

  • Derrick Brown
  • Matt Ioannidis
  • Daviyon Nixon
  • Phil Hoskins
  • Bravvion Roy
  • Marquan McCall

Defensive Ends (4)

  • Brian Burns
  • Marquis Haynes Sr
  • Yetur Gross-Matos
  • Amaré Barno

Linebackers (5)

  • Shaq Thompson
  • Frankie Luvu
  • Cory Littleton
  • Brandon Smith
  • Damien Wilson

Corners (6)

  • Jaycee Horn
  • Donte Jackson
  • Myles Hartsfield
  • CJ Henderson
  • Keith Taylor Jr
  • Stantley Thomas-Oliver III

Safeties (4)

  • Jeremy Chinn
  • Xavier Woods
  • Sam Franklin Jr
  • Sean Chandler

Special Teams (2)

Kicker (0)


Punter (1)

  • Johnny Hekker

Long Snapper (1)

  • JJ Jansen

Injured Reserve (3)

  • Matt Corral, QB
  • Zane Gonzales, K
  • Julian Stanford, LB