The Carolina Panthers released veteran cornerback Eli Apple on Tuesday.
Apple, 25, signed a one-year deal with the Panthers in May but has been bothered by various injuries and played just 28 defensive snaps in two games.
He was listed on Carolina's injury report this week with a hamstring issue. He reportedly left Tuesday's practice with a hamstring issue and later was released.
Apple was a first-round pick (10th overall) by the New York Giants in 2016. His career totals include 237 tackles, 33 passes defensed and three interceptions in 57 games (48 starts) with the Giants (2016-18), New Orleans Saints (2018-19) and Panthers.
He made four tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss at New Orleans.
Donte Jackson and Troy Pride Jr. are the starting cornerbacks in Carolina, with Corn Elder and Stantley Thomas-Oliver III serving as backups while Rasul Douglas remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
--Field Level Media