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Carolina Panthers release offensive lineman Nate Chandler

Carolina Panthers tackle Nate Chandler (78) was released by the team on Thursday.
Carolina Panthers tackle Nate Chandler (78) was released by the team on Thursday. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

The Carolina Panthers released offensive lineman Nate Chandler after several position changes and two seasons where he ended on injured reserve.

Chandler started 11 games at right tackle for Carolina in 2014 before landing on the injured reserve with a knee injury. He projected to compete with Mike Remmers for the starting job in training camp last year but went back on IR at the start of the season.

The Panthers cut Chandler with one year remaining in his three-year deal worth $4.55 million. The release will save the Panthers $1.3 million in cap space.

Chandler was an offensive lineman, defensive lineman and tight end at UCLA. He joined the Panthers as an undrafted rookie in 2012 as a defensive tackle. The next season he flipped to the offensive side and played guard and tackle.

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