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Carolina Panthers release cornerback Eli Apple 

Eli Apple's stint in Carolina is finished.

The Panthers released the cornerback Tuesday, the team announced.

A first-round pick of the Giants in 2016, Apple signed a one-year deal with Carolina in May, but dealt with multiple injury issues, landing on injured reserve to start the season. He played just six special teams snaps in Week 4 before playing 26 snaps in Week 7 vs. the New Orleans Saints, recording three tackles.

Apple left practice Tuesday with what was described as a hamstring issue, according to The Athletic's Joe Person. Hours later, he was released by the team.

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