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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cuts - to 51? -- The Panthers sent rookie Corvey Irvin to injured reserve and released a slew of players in paring down the roster in advance of the league's deadline Saturday evening. Irvin, a third-round pick in this year's draft, suffered a knee injury during the second half of the preseason finale against Pittsburgh on Sunday. The list of roster moves follows:
TERMINATED VESTED VETERANS: Justin Geisinger, OL Vanderbilt
Kevin Kaesviharn, S Augustana
WAIVED: Larry Beavers, WR Wesley College
DeCori Birmingham, RB Arkansas (Injured)
Casper Brinkley, DL South Carolina
Patrick Brown, OL Central Florida
Hunter Cantwell, QB Louisville
Jason Chery, WR Louisiana-Lafayette
Paul Chiara, S Syracuse
D.J. Clark, DB Idaho State
Andrew Davie, TE Arkansas
Marlon Favorite, DT LSU
Joe Fields, DB Syracuse
Keith Gray, OL Connecticut
Anthony Heygood, LB Purdue
George Hypolite, DT Colorado
Mortty Ivy, LB West Virginia
Jamall Lee, RB Bishop’s University
Jeremy Leman, LB Illinois
Kevin McMahan, WR Maine
Marcus Monk, WR Arkansas
Jonathan Palmer, OL Auburn
Kelvin Smith, LB Syracuse
RESERVE / INJURED: Corvey Irvin, DT Georgia

*51 on the roster
*Irvin's IR leaves them with 3 DT. That won't stand, they'll go get someone. Favorite could've made it instead, but they chose not to.
*3 DT but 5 DE - they kept Hilee Taylor.
*Garry Williams made it at OT, giving us 9; Geisinger, the vet backup, didn't make it
*6 LB. Many thought Leman would get in, but he really tailed off.
*9 DB, though only 3 safeties on the roster.
*All 3 TE, and both FBs, made it.
*for the first time in numerous camps (think Randy Fasani, Stefan Lefors, Rod Rutherford, Brett Basanez, and so on), they kept their top 3 QB.
*51 means they have waiver claims in and would have to cut someone to take players; With two spots open they clearly have numerous waiver claims in.

It's anticipated they'll take a shot at a DT or two, and a returner.
We'll see what the waiver wire clears.
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