The Carolina Panthers are cutting MJ and Kobe. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Jordan, a fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals from the 2019 NFL draft, initially joined the organization on Sept. 1, 2021. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound lineman would go on to start in 10 of his 11 games in his first season with the team—all from the left guard position.
After spending a bit of time on the open market following the 2022 campaign, where he picked up just a pair of appearances on the offensive line, Jordan was re-signed to a one-year pact on May 11, 2023. He’d go on to have a rough preseason for Carolina, relinquishing eight pressures (two sacks) over three outings.
Jones, a summer standout during practices, also had a preseason to forget. He recorded just one pressure off 68 pass-rushing opportunities.