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Panthers cut Willie Smith, ten others

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Published: Aug. 28, 2016 at 10:26 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC -- Willie Smith's time in Carolina has come to a close after just eleven days with the team.

The East Carolina alum was signed for much needed offensive line depth, but the Panthers cut him and ten others this afternoon. Smith's contract has been terminated along with wideout Stephen Hill. The other nine were waived.

Smith entered the league with Washington in 2011, making the team as an undrafted rookie. He also played for the Raiders and Chargers before joining the Panthers. Carolina now has 79 players on its roster. They must reduce that roster to 75 by Tuesday and then cut it to 53 by Saturday.

Full list of Sunday's cuts:

LB Jared Barber

WR Avius Capers

TE Braxton Deaver

G Reese Dismukes

DT Ray Drew

OT David Foucault

WR Stephen Hill

DE Tom Lally

C Matt Masifilo

WR Miles Shuler

OT Willie Smith