Panthers get down to 61

The Carolina Panthers are closing in on the 53-man roster limit.

Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com reports that the significant Panthers cuts so far include defensive tackles Corvey Irvin and Nick Hayden and running back Tyrell Sutton.

Other Panthers cuts include defensive tackle DelJuan Robinson, defensive ends Malcolm Tatum and Ugo Chinasa, cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Kendric Burney, linebackers Lawrence Wilson and Sean Ware, wide receivers Darvin Adams and Jamorris Warren, offensive linemen Ryan Pugh, Jacob Bender and John Gianninoto and kicker Adi Kunalic.

Panthers offensive lineman Garry Williams will go on injured reserve after suffering a broken ankle in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and rookie cornerback Brandon Hogan will go on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

The Panthers are now at 61 players and will cut eight more in the next couple of hours.