The Panthers waived Gaulden on Monday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.
Gaulden made two notable errors during Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints, and his tenure with the Panthers appears to have run dry as a result. The 2018 third-round pick's collision with D.J. Moore on a punt return resulted in a turnover, and he later invoked an unnecessary roughness penalty on a kick return. The 24-year-old will look to catch on elsewhere in the league.
Gaulden (groin) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Gaulden sat out the last two contests due to the groin issue but appears ready to go for Week 4. The 24-year-old figures to remain in his depth role at safety for the Panthers.
Gaulden (groin) is ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Cardinals, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Gaulden will miss his second straight game. He normally plays in a reserve role and on special teams, and he made one tackle on 18 defensive snaps in Week 1. Ross Cockrell will likely replace Gaulden as a limited-use safety.
Gaulden (groin) is listed as inactive for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Gaulden's absence will hurt Carolina's depth at safety. He missed the week's first two practice sessions but was a limited participant Wednesday. With the 2018 third-round pick out due to a groin injury, undrafted rookie linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk has the opportunity to make his NFL debut as a special teams contributor.
Gaulden (back) participated in Tuesday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Gaulden has missed the last few practices with back tightness, but it appears he has worked his way past it. He will now be able to put in some work leading up to the team's first preseason game Thursday.
Gaulden did not practice Thursday due to back tightness, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Gaulden is currently looking to compete for a starting job in the Panthers' secondary. Fortunately for him, the issue is considered minor, so at this point, Gaulden is likely day-to-day with the injury.
Gaulden is in the mix for the starting free safety job, Max Henson of Panthers.com reports.
Gaulden was selected in the third round of the 2018 draft out of Tennessee, and after registering 17 tackles in his rookie campaign, he's put himself in a position to potentially open the 2019 season as the starting free safety alongside Eric Reid. "The one position is the free safety spot," stated head coach Ron Rivera. "We've got to see who is going to step up and take that lead." Even if Gaulden doesn't emerge as the starter, he could see time as a nickel or dime corner for the Panthers this year.
Gaulden will see the opportunity to take reps in the slot this offseason, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
Gaulden spent most of his rookie season as a reserve option in Carolina's secondary, ending the year with 17 tackles and one pass defended over 15 games. The 2018 third-round pick logged 144 defensive snaps. He'll compete with Corn Elder for reps in nickel packages this offseason.
Gaulden (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Gaulden was inactive for Sunday's win over the Ravens due to an ankle injury, but appears to have fully progressed through his recovery. The rookie third-round pick has not played more than 15 defensive snaps since Week 3, and will serve as a reserve member of Carolina's secondary against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Gaulden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
Gaulden's injury prevented him from practicing Thursday and Friday, resulting in him carrying a doubtful designation into the weekend. The reserve safety hasn't been a major part of Carolina's defensive backfield rotation during his rookie season, logging no more than 27 defensive snaps in any given week.
Gaulden (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Gaulden is nursing an ankle injury of undisclosed severity, and he appears on track to miss Sunday's game against Baltimore. If the rookie is unable to suit up, Colin Jones will serve as Carolina's primary backup at the safety position in Week 8.
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