The Panthers started peeling away some of the layers of their “competition” for receiving jobs, with more moves certainly on the horizon.
Along with the previously reported Tiquan Underwood, the Panthers also released wideouts Marvin McNutt, Kealoha Pilares and Toney Clemons in their first wave of cuts.
Pilares was a former fifth-round pick and return option, while McNutt was a guy given a chance to win a job this offseason with the mass exodus of wideouts who did not respond well.
The Panthers also waived punter Jordan Gay, defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh, defensive end Alex Hall, tackle Oscar Johnson, linebacker Anthony Morales and defensive end Craig Roh.
They’re now down to 79 players, and have until Tuesday afternoon to carve four more names off the list.