August 30, 2008
Panthers cuts announced
We'll have more details later, but here's a list of players cut by the Panthers, per the team's release in the past few minutes:
QB BRETT BASANEZ
RB DECORI BIRMINGHAM
WR WILL BUCHANON
S JOE FIELDS
FB TROY FLEMING
WR CHRIS HANNON
DT NICK HAYDEN
G EVAN MATHIS
DE STANLEY McCLOVER
G/T REUBEN RILEY
OT GEOFF SCHWARTZ
LB/ST TIM SHAW
DB DARREN TONEY
TE CHAD UPSHAW
DL STEPHEN WILLIAMS
TERMINATED VESTED VETERAN:
G MILFORD BROWN
CB/KR RICARDO COLCLOUGH
G TONIU FONOTI
S TERRENCE HOLT
WR SAMIE PARKER
WR TRAVIS TAYLOR
RB LABRANDON TOEFIELD
Posted by Observer Sports on August 30, 2008 at 07:57 PM | Permalink
So that leaves Steve Smith, Muhsin Muhammad, DJ Hackett, Ryne Robinson, and Dwayne Jarrett? Hmm...thought they would have kept at least Taylor in addition.
Posted by: KCPanther | Aug 30, 2008 8:03:48 PM
Wow, thanks, thats unreadable
Posted by: Tony F'ing Rowell | Aug 30, 2008 8:06:10 PM
McClover and Hayden sort of surprised me. McClover seemed to be getting better, was cheap, and OK as a rotational DE. Hayden was strong. Anyone else surprised by these two cuts?
Posted by: Steve | Aug 30, 2008 8:06:45 PM
Don't forget Dominique Thompson. He made the team as well.
Posted by: Banjoman | Aug 30, 2008 8:07:49 PM
McClover surprised me. Hayden, no.
Posted by: Tony F'ing Rowell | Aug 30, 2008 8:09:59 PM
why do i even read this paper, my four year old nephew do a better job than whoever cut and pasted this info from carolinagrowl.com
Posted by: i now have a head ache | Aug 30, 2008 8:10:05 PM
Very surprized that they cut McClover, Taylor, Colclough.
Posted by: J Thomas | Aug 30, 2008 8:11:59 PM
Looks like Dominique Thompson also made it as a WR, what happens with KR/PR. Good to see they kept Lloyd, he has been a boomer o kickoffs.
Posted by: Timmer_Ax | Aug 30, 2008 8:12:51 PM
I see hey kept Thompson for now.
Posted by: chris | Aug 30, 2008 8:12:57 PM
I'm also surprised by McClover. Maybe they'll keep him on the practice team if he doesn't get picked up.
Posted by: panthergrrl | Aug 30, 2008 8:14:41 PM
Have to say M Brown and D Birmingham caught me off guard. Also didn't McClover have a coupke of offsides penalties?
Posted by: timmer_ax | Aug 30, 2008 8:14:51 PM
Dude, people, do some homework. You can't put McClover on the practice squad, he is a veteran.
Posted by: David | Aug 30, 2008 8:23:10 PM
The Steelers cut Eddie Drummond who is a very good punt returner and I would love it if the Panthers signed him to help with the return game.
Posted by: PSULions | Aug 30, 2008 8:23:12 PM
For a more legible article that won't induce an epileptic seizure, go to the Gaston Gazette website.
Posted by: carpants | Aug 30, 2008 8:24:52 PM
Can anyone explain the difference between waived and released?
Posted by: panthergrrl | Aug 30, 2008 8:27:11 PM
Interesting that they dropped both Fonoti and Brown, while keeping Mackenzy Bernadeau (sp.?).
Posted by: dogear | Aug 30, 2008 8:35:57 PM
Hey editors....post it in Chinese next time....I'll understand it better.
Posted by: David Crabb | Aug 30, 2008 8:39:19 PM
You guys suck! Upstaged by Steve Reed and CarolinaGrowl.com .......again!!!
This is totally unreadable!
Stick to your liberal political bias. you ARE good at over exposing Obama.
Posted by: question mark | Aug 30, 2008 8:40:55 PM
EDDIE DRUMMOND MUST BE SIGNED ASAP. HE IS OUR NEW MICHAEL BATES. Drummond is a must sign and we should find a way to get him. GO PANTHERS!!! I love you tim shaw!
Posted by: dusty | Aug 30, 2008 8:48:54 PM
Waived: A non-vested player (less than four years of service) who is terminated goes through waivers. When he is released another team can claim him within a certain period of time. A vested veteran only goes through the waiver system from the trading deadline in midseason through the end of the season. During the offseason and all the way up to the trading deadline, a vested veteran gets released.
Released: A vested veteran is free when he is terminated and can sign with any club. Keep in mind, if the termination takes place between the end of the trading deadline and the end of the calendar year, the player goes through waivers. A vested veteran released this time of year is free to sign with any team. For example, Duane Starks was terminated last week and he was not subjected to the waiver system.
Cut: Is an unofficial term for being terminated and one of the above two categories applies.
Posted by: Takesus | Aug 30, 2008 8:50:31 PM
McGlover was better with the dreadlocks. Colclough was a drunk. Good moves by the Cats. Agree with going after Eddie Drummand.
Posted by: Marky Mac | Aug 30, 2008 8:57:07 PM
Drummond is not an answer. Watching him with the Chiefs 2 seasons ago was pretty unspectacular. I would dare say that Ryne Robinson is a better returner at this point.
Posted by: KCPanther | Aug 30, 2008 8:57:43 PM
Was Sammie Parker that bad, didn't get much of a look did he?
Posted by: pantherfanz | Aug 30, 2008 8:57:49 PM
Problem is, I dont think Ryne has the manhood to return kicks on a steady basis. Only player on the Panthers wimpier than him is Hackett.
Posted by: Marky Mac | Aug 30, 2008 9:01:50 PM
McClover has karma to blame for being cut. Every home game last year that he was not active, he didn't take his hat off for the national anthem. Payback is a b*tch, eh.
Posted by: Da Ghoul | Aug 30, 2008 9:25:42 PM
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