The Carolina Panthers have completed their 53-man roster by cutting former Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield, an undrafted rookie, on Sunday.
This comes one day after the Panthers announced they cut former Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin, a 7th round pick.
The NFL Preseason officially concluded on Thursday, giving teams 48 hours to make some of the toughest cuts of the offseason.
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Unfortunately, that meant a few Bulldogs were likely going to lose their job over the weekend, and sadly that meant two we were really rooting for in Godwin and Holyfield.
The decision to cut Holyfield comes after the Panthers made three new waiver claims. NFL rules force teams to add players claimed off waiver to the 53-man roster and cannot be put on practice squad. With that rule in place, Holyfield and one more player was cut by the Panthers on Sunday.
It’s too bad it did not work out for Holyfield and Godwin. There’s still hope they can make the practice squad and work their way into a starting lineup.