The Carolina Panthers begun trimming their roster Monday morning after seeing their rookies in Charlotte this weekend. Already there have been two defensive releases, as both Thomas Keiser and Damario Jeffrey made it known they were leaving via twitter.
Keiser is shocking because of his production in 2011, and flashes in 2012.
Today I was realeased by the Panthers. Thank you fans for all the love and support over the past two seasons, you were great to play for.— Thomas Keiser (@ThomasKeiser) May 13, 2013
Not every move the team makes will be gold, and this one reeks of shortsightedness. It's easy to forget he was more productive that Greg Hardy in 2011, and a valuable rotational pass rusher. It's a hard sell that Keiser is any worse than the UDFA's they brought in, or fringe guys like Mario Addison. Someone will sign Keiser, and they're getting a great player.
Damario Jeffrey was a little easier to swallow, only because he didn't really have a role in the defense.
Welp that didn't go as planned!— Damario Jeffery (@BIGDIRTDAWG) May 13, 2013
Credit to him for having one of the better "I got released" tweets in recent memory.