3 winners and 3 losers from the Carolina Panthers initial 53-man roster

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David Moore – WR

One of the more notable free-agent signings of the Carolina Panthers offseason didn’t even play a regular-season game as wide receiver David Moore was cut following waiver claims.

Moore signed a two-year, 4.75 million deal with the Panthers after spending the first few years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, so the fact that Carolina will likely have to carry over some dead money makes the move even more surprising.

Expected to be the third option behind Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore when signed, the drafting of Terrace Marshall Jr. put a damper on Moore’s chances and the team decided it was best to let him go after their lone initial waiver claim.

Moore had 35 catches for 417 receiving yards and six touchdowns for the Seahawks. But the potential of Marshall, as mentioned earlier, was better than what Carolina might have gotten from their free-agent acquisition.

He could have made the roster as a depth option but rookie Shi Smith and Brandon Zylstra filled out the wide receiver room, for now.

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However, Moore was utilized a bit as a kick returner and punt returner throughout the preseason, and with the Panthers still thin at that spot, it was a position he could have been used at.