Panthers Make 1st Cuts, Graham One Of Them

Charlotte - The Carolina Panthers waived seven players and will place quarterback Brett Basanez on injured reserve to reduce their roster to 79, the team announced Sunday. The Panthers must make four more roster moves by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to reach the 75-player limit for the NFL's first roster cutdown.

Former East Carolina Pirate Offensive Lineman Eric Graham was one of the 7 players waived.

Pos Player Exp College

G Nathan Bennett R Clemson
DT Brent Curvey R Iowa State
CB Kevin Garrett 3 Southern Methodist
WR Jahkeen Gilmore R Indiana
T Eric Graham R East Carolina
S Jermaine Hardy 1 Virginia
DT Chad Lavalais 3 Louisiana State

Injured Reserve

Pos Player Exp College
QB Brett Basanez 1 Northwestern