Former Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez was cut by the Carolina Panthers, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
Panthers fifth-round pick Zack Sanchez waived, per source. Wow. Didn’t see that coming for 1 of 3 rookie corners.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 3, 2016
This is some shocking news as it is beyond rare for team to cut a 5th-round pick in his rookie year.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Sanchez becomes the first player drafted in four years under GM Dave Gettleman who was cut when healthy.
Sanchez left OU after his junior season and had 15 interceptions in three seasons.
Sanchez can now be claimed on waivers by other NFL teams. If not claimed, he will be a free agent and eligible to sign with the Panthers’ practice squad.