Teams across the league will continue to call in players to hand in their iPads (when did they start using iPads?) and let them know how good of a job they did for the organization during camp/pre-season but it wasn’t good enough.
It’s all apart of the business, I’m sure if the league would allow teams to carry 75 or more players on their roster into the regular season they would. But the league has rules, some of those rules are insane but you can’t do much about them.
So with that being said, the Carolina Panthers have announced the releases of safety Robert Lester, linebacker Ben Jacobs and running back Tauren Poole.
Poole played who played college ball at Tennessee, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Panthers during May of last season. He was placed on the injured reserve after he injured his ribs on September 1st 2012.
He was awarded the Pat Tillman Award at the 2012 East-West Shrine Game. Poole rushed for 1,898 yards on 423 carries with 17 touchdowns from 2008-2011 while at Tennessee.
Linebacker Ben Jacobs was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and did two stints with the team in his young career. He was picked up by the Panthers earlier in the year but couldn’t lock up a roster spot.
Safety Robert Lester was an undrafted rookie this season after playing for the Alabama Crimson-Tide. Lester recorded five tackles against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.