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Zack Sanchez among Panthers' final cuts


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Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is not very accustomed to missing on his draft picks. We've seen him pluck and assemble more than serviceable talent throughout his four-year stint such as defensive linemen Kawann Short, Star Lotulelei and Kony Ealy, wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess, linebacker Shaq Thompson and guard Trai Turner---just to name a few. 

This year, however, has quickly become an apparent anomaly.

While in the grueling process of reaching the league-mandated 53-man roster, the Panthers waived their 2016 fifth-round pick in cornerback Zack Sanchez and seventh-round pick in tight end Beau Sandland. Both rookies will now have to go untouched in the waiver wire free-for-all to land on the team's practice squad.

Here is the full list of cuts from Saturday:

  • S Marcus Ball (waived)
  • LB Brian Blechen (waived)
  • S Stevie Brown (terminated/vested veteran)
  • DT Eric Crume (waived)
  • S Travell Dixon (waived)
  • WR Keyarris Garrett (waived)
  • LB Ben Jacobs (injured reserve)
  • DT Kyle Love (terminated/vested veteran)
  • TE Marcus Lucas (waived)
  • DE Arthur Miley (waived)
  • WR Kevin Norwood (injured reserve)
  • OT Jordan Rigsbee (injured reserve)
  • CB Zack Sanchez (waived)
  • TE Beu Sandland (waived)
  • G Chris Scott (suspension)
  • RB Jalen Simmons (waived)
  • DT Robert Thomas (waived)
  • TE Eric Wallace (waived)
  • DE Larry Webster (waived)
  • RB Brandon Wegher (waived)
  • G David Yankey (waived)
  • CB Lou Young (waived)

For more on the Carolina Panthers, follow @Anthony_Rizzuti on Twitter.


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