News Blitz 5/3/2017: Tre Boston + 4 others cut; KB 5th year option

The Panthers released safety Tre Boston and four other players. Among those Cornerback Lou Young, fullback Devon Johnson and offensive tackles Jack Rodgers and Jordan Rigsbee.

The Panthers also exercised their fifth-year option for Kelvin Benjamin. Though Benjamin has showed to up to practice a bit above his ideal weight the Panthers went ahead to secure the wide receiver just before the Tuesday deadline.

USA Today Panthers Wire – warning some of the links load with auto-playing video:

Panthers pulled UDFA offer over assault charges
Panthers projected to win 9 games next season by Vegas
Panthers and TE Gary Barnidge should reunite in 2017

Cat Crave:

Carolina Panthers make right call with Kelvin Benjamin

Panthers.com:

Panthers announce 2017 Make-A-Wish draft class
Panthers exercise Kelvin Benjamin’s fifth-year option
2017 Draft Review: Grades

247sports.com

Panthers rise in CBS Sports Power Rankings after NFL Draft

Carolina Huddle:

Changes coming to Carolina Panthers receivers

Charlotte Observer:

United Way gives $125K to Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s foundation
Tre Boston, on being waived by Panthers: ‘I saw it coming’

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