Panthers cut former second-round pick Clausen

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Updated: August 31, 2013

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Quarterback Jimmy Clausen, a second-round
pick out of Notre Dame in the 2010 Draft, was among the 22 players waived by
the Carolina Panthers as part of Saturday’s cut-down day moves.

Clausen, the No. 48 overall pick in ’10, started 10 games as a rookie for
the Panthers and threw for 1,558 yards with three touchdowns and nine
interceptions during a 2-14 season.

The following spring Carolina drafted Cam Newton and Clausen hasn’t seen the
field since. Veteran Derek Anderson is Newton’s backup.

“Just want to thank the Panthers Organization and the city of Charlotte for
drafting me and making this home for me the last 3 years!” Clausen wrote on
Twitter.

Clausen along with safety D.J. Campbell, wide receiver David Gettis and
Anderson Russell were waived/injured, meaning they will revert to the
Panthers’ injured reserve list if they clear waivers and an injury settlement
isn’t reached.

Veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, offensive tackle Patrick Brown and
linebacker Jason Williams were also released by Carolina on Saturday.

Also waived were wide receivers Brent on Bersin, Taulib Ikharo and James Shaw,
offensive tackle Garrett Chisolm, tight ends Dominique Curry and Zack
Pianalto, defensive tackles Sione Fua and Casey Walker, offensive guards
Hayworth Hicks and Tori Mobley, linebackers Doug Hogue and Ben Jacobs, safety
Robert Lester, running back Tauren Poole and defensive end Craig Roh.

The Panthers open the regular season on Sept. 8, when they host the Seattle
Seahawks.