Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Panthers have been informed that they have to release practice squad K Lirim Hajrullahu because of an issue with his work visa.
Pelissero adds that Hajrullahu, who was born in Kosovo, is hoping to return to the NFL in 2021.
Here’s the Panthers updated practice squad:
- DT Bruce Hector (COVID-19)
- G Mike Horton
- WR Ishmael Hyman (COVID-19, Injured)
- WR Marken Michel
- TE Giovanni Ricci
- OL Matt Kaskey
- LB Clay Johnston
- G Aaron Monteiro
- C Sam Tecklenburg
- DT Mike Panasiuk
- QB Tommy Stevens
- DE Jonathan Wynn
- LB Daniel Bituli
- DB Sean Chandler
- WR Shelton Gibson
- WR Amara Darboh
Hajruhallu, 30, has kicked and punted in the CFL since 2014, including stints with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Hajruhallu worked out for the Seahawks last January but ultimately returned to the CFL. The Rams signed him to a contract in April only to waive him coming out of training camp.
From there, Hajruhallu signed on to the Panthers’ practice squad.
In 2019, Hajruhallu made 47-55 field goal attempts (85.5 percent) with a long of 56 yards for the Tiger-Cats. He also punted 106 times with a 43.1 average and a long of 62 yards.