Panthers Place CB Eli Apple On IR, Re-Sign DE Efe Obada


The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that they’ve officially placed CB Eli Apple (ankle/foot) on injured reserve and re-signed DE Efe Obada

The Panthers also signed S Kenny Robinson and OL Matt Kaskey to their practice squad. 

Here’s the Panthers updated practice squad:

  1. DL Myles Adams
  2. DT Woodrow Hamilton
  3. DT Bruce Hector
  4. G Mike Horton
  5. WR Ishmael Hyman
  6. DE Austin Larkin
  7. WR Marken Michel
  8. LB Chris Orr
  9. TE Giovanni Ricci
  10. C Sam Tecklenburg
  11. K/P Kaare Vedvik
  12. RB Reggie Bonnafon
  13. DB Natrell Jamerson
  14. S Kenny Robinson
  15. OL Matt Kaskey

Apple, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2016. He was traded to the Saints two years later for a 2019 fourth-round pick and 2020 seventh-round pick. 

Apple was in the final year of his four-year, $15.152 million contract when the Saints declined to pick up his fifth-year option for the 2020 season. He made a base salary of $2.51 million for the 2019 season. 

The Panthers signed Apple to a one-year deal worth $3 million this past March after he deal with the Raiders fell through. 

In 2019, Apple appeared in 15 games for the Saints and recorded 58 tackles, no interceptions, a forced fumble and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 61 cornerback out of 113 qualifying players.

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