Carolina Panthers free agency capsule
CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: Gs Andrew Norwell and Amini Silatolu; DEs Julius Peppers and Charles Johnson; DT Star Lotulelei; QB Derek Anderson; TE Ed Dickson, Ss Jairus Byrd and Kurt Coleman; CB Teddy Williams; LB Andrew Gachkar; WR Brenton Bersin; RB Jonathan Stewart.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TE Scott Simonson; G David Yankey; WR Kaelin Clay; CB LaDarius Gunter.
Panthers left thin at cornerback after initial roster cuts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers may need to add depth at cornerback after waiving former fifth-round draft pick Zack Sanchez and placing veteran Teddy Williams on injured reserve Friday.
Sanchez was having a solid preseason before injuring his groin Thursday night against the Steelers.
Panthers place Oher on IR; Kuechly, Kalil out vs. Oakland
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have given up on hopes that left tackle Michael Oher will play again this season.
Carolina placed the concussed Oher and cornerback Zack Sanchez on injured reserve Friday. The team also waived backup tackle Donald Hawkins.
The Panthers added defensive end Ryan Delaire, cornerback Lou Young and offensive tackle David Yankey to the 53-man roster.
Panthers cut 5th-round pick CB Zack Sanchez
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFC champion Panthers kept only three of their five draft picks this year, waiving cornerback Zack Sanchez and tight end Beau Sandland to trim their roster to 53 players on Saturday.
Sanchez was a fifth-round selection and Sandland a seventh-rounder.
Backup guard Chris Scott was placed on the reserve/suspended list after being suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the policy on performance enhancing substances.