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Robert Lester | Defensive Back | #38

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Alabama
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Panthers waived S Robert Lester, WR/CB De'Andre Presley, DE Kenny Horsley and DT Micanor Regis.
Lester appeared in 12 games for the Panthers in 2013, making four starts. He's only 27, but it bodes poorly he couldn't survive until final cuts. Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:08:00 PM

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Panthers signed S Robert Lester and OT Mike Remmers.

Lester gets promoted off the practice squad with both S Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) and CB Bene Benwikere (ankle) hurting. Remmers was signed off the Rams' practice squad as insurance behind banged up Byron Bell and Nate Chandler.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Panthers promoted S Robert Lester from the practice squad.

The Panthers are churning the bottom of the roster, as LB D.J. Smith was waived in a corresponding roster move. Lester will primarily contribute on special teams.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Panthers waived S Robert Lester.

A 2013 undrafted free agent, Lester appeared in 12 games as a rookie, starting four. He played 336 snaps on defense, including 35 in the Panthers' Wild Card defeat. He could earn a look on waivers.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:16:00 PM

The Panthers will start UDFA Robert Lester at strong safety in Week 3 against the Giants.

Lester is an undrafted free agent out of Alabama, where he caught a bunch of interceptions but displayed painfully stiff hips and very little speed. Carolina has the NFL's most banged-up secondary. The Panthers will start box safety Mike Mitchell at free, and either Josh Norman (MCL sprain) or in-season free-agent signing Drayton Florence at corner opposite Captain Munnerlyn.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Panthers promoted S Robert Lester from the practice squad.

An undrafted free agent out of Alabama, Lester showed well in pad-less practices, but was less impressive in camp. He'll serve on special teams if he's active for Week 3.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Panthers waived S Robert Lester.

A "name" undrafted free agent, Panthers.com called Lester an option to start in May, but he didn't turn as many heads once the pads came on. Lester has an impressive 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame, but might not have NFL-level quicks.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Panthers undrafted rookie SS Robert Lester has received some first-team reps at spring practices.

ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas says it's "obvious" the Panthers are "very high" on Lester, and he's squarely in the mix to start opposite FS Charles Godfrey. Lester's change-of-direction and straight-line speed were both major concerns at Alabama, but he is big (6'1/220) and can make plays on the ball.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:26:00 PM

Panthers.com considers undrafted rookie S Robert Lester an option to start.

Lester started 40 games at strong safety under Nick Saban at Alabama, so he has plenty of experience. He also has great size at 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, but his cover skills aren't NFL caliber. Carolina didn't address its secondary at all in the draft, so Lester will be competing with fellow special teams type safeties D.J. Campbell and Mike Mitchell for the gig next to Charles Godfrey.
Sat, May 18, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Panthers signed Alabama S Robert Lester.

Lester (6-foot-1 1/4, 220) started 40 games at strong safety in Nick Saban's secondary and racked up 14 career interceptions. He ran 4.66 at the Combine with a 33.5-inch vertical. Despite intriguing size and ball skills, Lester projects as a rotational safety and special teamer due to poor change-of-direction skills. He won't be able to cover anyone one-on-one in the NFL. The Panthers have one of the weakest safety groups in the league, so Lester could have a shot to stick.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:04:00 PM

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