Panthers cut five, including Chia-chugger Keiser

AP

If Thomas Keiser is going to grow his NFL career, he’s going to have to transplant himself somewhere else.

The former Stanford pass-rusher was among five players cut Monday, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.

In 2011, Keiser was second on the Panthers with 4.0 sacks. Of course, that said as much about the 2011 Panthers as Keiser himself. Last year, he was limited by injuries and played in just four games. That means the most interesting thing about him in 2012 was walking around training camp drinking a jug of water full of Chia seeds.

Keiser’s actually a decent effort player who’d probably fit better in a 3-4 defense as an outside linebacker.

The Panthers also released 2011 sixth-round pick Zack Williams, along with undrafted rookies Damario Jeffery, Taylor Cook and Trey Diller.