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Panthers reportedly releasing S Vonn Bell

Vonn Bell’s stint with the Carolina Panthers may have already come to an end.

As first reported by NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero on Monday, the team is planning to release the 29-year-old safety. Bell signed a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the Panthers last spring.

The only season that pact saw through resulted in 13 games for the veteran defender—who amassed 69 combined tackles, one interception, two passes defensed and one quarterback hit. By Pro Football Focus’ standards, he was good enough for an overall defensive grade of 63.9—the lowest since his rookie campaign back in 2016.

With the Panthers moving on to their latest regime under new general manager Dan Morgan and head coach Dave Canales, Bell is the latest player the team is deciding to cut ties with. Carolina is also reportedly parting ways with tight end Hayden Hurst, center Bradley Bozeman and cornerback Donte Jackson.

Bell was due a $3 million roster bonus on March 16.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire