BREAKING: The Panthers Just Cut One Of The Fan Favorites

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Once one of the more promising safeties on the Panthers roster has been officially let go.

Carolina has reached an injury settlement with former undrafted free agent safety Dean Marlowe, releasing him from injured reserve in the process.

Marlowe impressed Carolina’s coaching staff from the get-go since signing in 2015, but injuries hampered his development and he never got a true shot to stay on the field. The two-time All-CAA performer with James Madison played in five games with the Panthers, but missed the majority of last season with a torn hamstring before suffering another severe hamstring injury this preseason, landing him on injured reserve.

With the release of Marlowe – once the team’s projected backup strong safety behind Mike Adams – Carolina’s safety depth is now even thinner. Free agent signees LJ McCray and Dezmen Southward are battling for the top spot behind Adams, but the Panthers could elect to sign another player with more experience following roster cuts later this preseason.

– – – 247 Sports – – –

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