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Panthers Releasing QB Baker Mayfield

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Carolina Panthers are expected to release QB Baker Mayfield from the team, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday, and “he’ll hit waivers when it’s finalized later today.”

It’s been a rocky season for Mayfield who landed with the Panthers in July after a trade from the Browns.

Mayfield started the first five games for the Panthers, who fired Head Coach Matt Rhule in October after two-and-half-seasons at the helm. While he was out with injury, he lost the starting job to P.J. Walker. Now, Sam Darnold has taken over as Panthers starter.

In seven games this season, Mayfield has completed 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,313 yards. He has thrown six touchdowns and six interceptions.

Panthers are cutting quarterback Baker Mayfield. Photo courtsey of The New York Post

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