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Former Duke standout Jeremy Cash goes from undrafted to making the final Panthers roster

Carolina Panthers linebacker Jeremy Cash celebrates the team's recovery of a Pittsburgh Steelers fumble during fourth quarter action on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Steelers 18-6.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Jeremy Cash celebrates the team's recovery of a Pittsburgh Steelers fumble during fourth quarter action on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Steelers 18-6. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Jeremy Cash was one of the biggest names that went undrafted in the spring. Now he’s on the Carolina Panthers’ 53-man roster.

Cash made the final roster on Saturday, according to a team source, after one of the best preseasons by a rookie linebacker in the league.

A former Duke safety, Cash went undrafted due to being perceived as a “tweener” as well as some injuries in his past. The Panthers gave him a $20,000 signing bonus and beat out the Bengals to get him into camp.

The Panthers turned the safety into an outside linebacker, something the team has a history of doing with Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson. Cash played his way onto the roster with his defensive skills as well as on special teams.

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