Panthers Announce Sweeping Roster Moves Before Rookie Minicamp

The Panthers officially announced their 18-player UDFA class for 2024 on Friday.
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Update: The Carolina Panthers added one more player to their UDFA class, signing University of Washington defensive tackle Ulumoo "MJ" Ale, per Darin Gantt.

The Carolina Panthers are one of the many teams across the NFL kicking off rookie minicamp this weekend. This is a great opportunity for first-year head coach Dave Canales and his staff to get a closer look at the 2024 draft class and their undrafted free-agent signings.

On Friday, the Panthers officially announced their undrafted free agent class for 2024, as they signed 18 players, including Holy Cross wide receiver Jalen Coker, Virginia State cornerback Willie Drew, and Monmouth running back Jaden Shirden.

All three players were some of the best players in the FCS last season and will have a great shot of being a part of the Panthers’ organization. 

To make room for the 18 undrafted free agents, the Panthers released seven players from last year’s squad, including veteran running back Tarik Cohen. Cohen did not see action with the Panthers last season after missing multiple seasons because of debilitating injuries.

The former North Carolina A&T standout will look to land another opportunity in the league after the Panthers signed him to the practice squad last September.

In addition to the undrafted free agents that will be a part of rookie minicamp, the Panthers will have their eyes on multiple tryout players this weekend. The Panthers invited Irish kicker Rory Beggan, quarterback Sean Chambers, and offensive linemen Justin Shaffer and Greg Anderson to minicamp.

Beggan is a notable name among the tryout players as he’s a part of the NFL’s International Pathway Program. 

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