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July 30, 2012

Panthers cut Jyles Tucker after he leaves camp


Panthers free agent Jyles Tucker has been cut after the veteran linebacker/defensive end left training camp. Tucker played for Panthers coach Ron Rivera in San Diego, but was out of football last season after the Chargers released him.

β€œIt was something he had to so. So we'll leave it at that and go from there,” Rivera said Monday. β€œIt was strictly a personal instance. There's nothing bad, nothing like that.”

Tucker's agent, David Canter, confirmed the move.

A team source said Tucker had discussed the possibility of retiring before reporting to camp.

Tucker, 28, signed a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $700,000 during the offseason, and was expected to add depth and versatility. Rivera recently mentioned Tucker as a player who could play outside linebacker when the Panthers line up in a 3-4.

The Panthers have not announced a corresponding roster move.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on July 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM | Permalink


I don't know how they can expect a 28 year-old to work in that heat for such little compensation. Good grief. Just add water and a little more green and he would have been fine!

Posted by: YeahRight | Jul 30, 2012 1:26:13 PM

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