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August 31, 2009

KR/WR Robinson among Panthers' cuts

The Panthers released Ryne Robinson today, ending his attempt to come back from a knee injury to regain his former kick-returning job. He was also vying to be a backup receiver, but appeared to have lost a step as a result of the knee injury suffered in the 2008 training camp.

The Panthers also released defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams and offensive tackle Gerald Cadogen, and played guard C.J. Davis on injured reserve. They have one more player to release by Tuesday in order to reach the NFL's roster limit of 75.

They'll make more cuts by Saturday to reach the 53-man limit for the regular season. But look for some players from elsewhere to be on the final roster, too. Most likely positions to watch: defensive tackle, offensive line, wide receiver and possibly long snapper.

Running back Jonathan Stewart and linebacker Jon Beason highlighed the list of players who didn't participate in practice because of injuries. Coach John Fox said Stewart was dismissed for "personal reasons."

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on August 31, 2009 at 01:19 PM | Permalink

Comments

So much for my thinking of Robinson at the fifth WR spot.

Posted by: wcpf78 | Aug 31, 2009 1:32:47 PM

"and played guard C.J. Davis on injured reserve."

Seriously, just re-read what you wrote. It's just lazy.

Posted by: Rico | Aug 31, 2009 1:34:05 PM

Yay!! Robinsons gone!

Posted by: D.W.G. | Aug 31, 2009 1:38:09 PM

robinson was expendible, now that moore has emerge as the 4 wr spot and kt and the fact he is from charlotte is all good.. go butler bulldogs, my son is playing for you now..

Posted by: tim | Aug 31, 2009 1:54:36 PM

The Browns are interested in trading defensive end Corey Williams, who doesn't seem to fit in the two-gap style preferred by Eric Mangini.

Boston Globe

Corey was agood DT in Green Bay. Hope we get him

Posted by: williwonka | Aug 31, 2009 2:04:35 PM

i agree williewonka, We need a DT and I think he could be good fit with us

Posted by: panthers24 | Aug 31, 2009 2:11:40 PM

Moore's probably going to be #3. It would be interesting to see if Jarrett could save us cap space if he is cut.

Posted by: Authority | Aug 31, 2009 2:12:28 PM

I wish Robinson the best. I don't think he ever showed his potential and just didn't work out like the team imagined when they drafted him. But what Im happy about is that Fox actually realized one of his picks wasn't gonna work and cut him. Fox seemed to always try to hang on to players that didn't work thru the draft just because he drafted them and I guess he didn't want to show he messed up. So I'm glad he took a lil stand and is realizing that he has to make those tough decisions if he wants to create the best team. If that's with drafted or undrafted players.

Posted by: JonDaDon | Aug 31, 2009 2:25:03 PM

My guess is, they will bring another WR in , before the season starts. Tampa cut Dexter Jackson f.ex. There will be opportunites en massé for the Panthers at WR, i am just not sure about a DT from waivers. Hope that Corey Williams Trade Rumor is true.

Posted by: Krueger | Aug 31, 2009 2:31:31 PM

The Corey Williams rumor is on SI.com

Posted by: williwonka | Aug 31, 2009 2:40:15 PM

so did d will practice?

Posted by: matt s | Aug 31, 2009 2:41:18 PM

What would the Panthers trade for Williams? And how do they get him under the cap?

Posted by: Nathan | Aug 31, 2009 2:45:33 PM

I think they've wanted that explosive playmaker that can play the slot and return kicks for a while now and we just missed on Robinson.

Luckily, we tried again this year and got Goodson who seems to fit that role perfectly and shows a lot of promise.

Here's to seeing him play more slot WR after Stewarts gets healthy!!!!!!

Posted by: MattPressley | Aug 31, 2009 3:00:13 PM

Nathan: They would probably trade for a 3rd or 4th round pick (just a guess). There is still cap room, not sure how much though and how much Williams will cost.

Posted by: Bob | Aug 31, 2009 3:02:01 PM

To fit Corey Williams, there would have to be a MAJOR restructuring of his contract (and I don't know if it's legal this late in the game) to get his cap number down. He's at about 8.3 million right now. My guess is that Cleveland would want draft picks.

Read on catscratchreader.com that Robinson was due to make around $450K this season, as it Jarrett. So, cutting Jarrett wouldn't be a great salary cap move.

Posted by: Keith | Aug 31, 2009 3:15:28 PM

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is a defensive lineman that can plug the run in place of Kemo.

Your Friend,

Marty Hurney

Posted by: pantherfaninyankeeland | Aug 31, 2009 3:39:15 PM

I believe the Panthers will do whatever necessary to secure another DT. They have already shown that they will mortgage the future if necessary (trade for Otah pick, etc.)

P.S. Hey Rico...ITS A BLOG. If you wish to be someone's copy editor, go right ahead. But not here, please. Save your immense editing talent for a paying job elsewhere.

Posted by: Panther Dan | Aug 31, 2009 3:53:49 PM

If we cut Gross and Gamble we will ALMOST have enough cap room to pay Corey Williams. As long as we are starting rumors why don't we make it Kevin or Pat Williams.

Posted by: NMH | Aug 31, 2009 4:00:36 PM

I meant to say, "IT'S A BLOG." Looks like I need a copy editor, too. (I left out the apostrophe in IT'S. You know, 'cause I'm a moron.

Posted by: Panther Dan | Aug 31, 2009 4:01:15 PM

Yes you are a moron, Dan. Just trying to get the nice staff to re-read before they post it so that it makes sense.

Posted by: Rico | Aug 31, 2009 4:12:35 PM

Corey Williams(DT) $0 $3,283,333 in 2008.. Not sure what 2009 is but probably close.


That would be hard pressed to fit under the cap unless you traded someone like Thomas Davis $2.2 last year (James Anderson looks ready).

Dwayne Jarrett made $726K last year... not sure cutting him would save $$$.

Posted by: STH | Aug 31, 2009 4:54:40 PM

Gross cashed in at $7.5 Mil last year... plus he got a new deal which means he is probably getting paid MUCH more then Corey Williams at about 3 mil.

Posted by: STH | Aug 31, 2009 4:55:36 PM

Landon Johnson surely will be CUT. This guy is making close to $2 MILLION DOLLARS.

What a BUST signing this guy to a HUGE deal!

Posted by: STH | Aug 31, 2009 4:56:08 PM

Ryne Robinson saved us about $500k by the way.

Posted by: STH | Aug 31, 2009 4:56:45 PM

Anyone have any idea what "personal issues" warranted Stewarts absence from practice. Not feeling good at all about his ability to be a consistent back this year.

Of more concern is the thoroughly lack luster play of Ole Jake this preseason. Panthers need to man up, bite that bullet and put him out to pasture with his beloved horses. He may be a passionate leader but he doesn't have the natural talent or arm strength to carry this team. A great QB wins games, a good one doesn't lose them. Jake is neither.

Posted by: pantherfaninyankeeland | Aug 31, 2009 5:14:03 PM

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