Panthers officially announce releases of 3 players

Not only did the start of the new league year bring the official announcement of some fresh additions, but it also brought the official announcement of a few departures.

On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers officially announced the releases of tight end Hayden Hurst, center Bradley Bozeman and safety Vonn Bell. The releases come before March 16, when each would’ve been able to collect on 2024 roster bonuses.

Hurst saw through just one year of the three-year, $21.7 million deal he signed last offseason. Derailed by a concussion, his lone campaign in Carolina resulted in just 18 catches, 184 yards and one touchdown.

Like Hurst, Bell is also a one-and-done for the Panthers. He started in each of his 13 games, posting 69 combined tackles and an interception.

Bozeman’s release comes a year to the day he signed his new pact to return to the team. He spent two seasons in Carolina and represented the organization as their 2023 Walter Payton Man of Year nominee.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire