Panthers waived/released CB Josh Thomas, RB Darrin Reaves, CB Carrington Byndom, OG Derek Dennis, CB James Dockery, LB Adarius Glanton, WR Marcus Lucas, OT Andrew McDonald, S Tom Nelson, DT Drake Nevis, LB D.J. Smith, DT Casey Walker, FB Mike Zordich, OT Kevin Hughes, TE Mike McNeill, DT Micanor Regis, and S Anderson Russell.
A 2011 fifth-round pick, Thomas lost out to Josh Norman for the No. 5 corner job. He started 10 games for the Panthers over the last two seasons, and will look to add depth with another team. Reaves is a prime candidate for the practice squad.