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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Cuts

QB Dalton Bell, RB Eric Shelton, FBs Steven Jackson and Billy Latsko, TE Chad Upshaw, WRs Taye Biddle and Kevin Youngblood, OLs Kenyatta Walker, D'Anthony Batiste, Rueben Riley, Thed Watson and Bobby Harris, DE Dave Ball, DT Gary Gibson, LBs Mickey Pimentel and Phillipe Gardent, CBs Christian Morton and Derrick Strait, Ss Cam Newton and C.J. Wilson were cut 8/1 by the Panthers, leaving them with the league mandated 53 players rostered.

Surprises:
*keeping 2 QB again this year
*Keeping 8 LB (9, if you consider Jason Kyle), 6 DE (and none of them being the solid performer Dave Ball)
*Nate Salley wasn't thrown to IR in favor of any other safeties

Eric Shelton is finally, and mercifully, gone. Don't expect Alex Haynes to be active on gameday.

Needs:
After cutdowns and preseason, the team could still use a solid backup FB (former draft pick Kyle Johnson is available, as a good enough blocker) but have players for the role from other positions; the team desperately needs a safety (possibly Marquand Manuel or
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