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'Well that didn't age well did it': Defensive end Efe Obada is waved by the Carolina Panthers just a DAY after he expressed his pride at being named in Matt Rhule's 53-man roster Carolina Panthers star Efe Obada has been waved from Carolina Panthers roster The Nigerian-born fan favourite was named in the 53-man squad on Saturday   But he was removed a day later to make room for three stars claimed off waivers 

By Peter Carline for MailOnline

Published: 06:08 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 06:08 BST, 7 September 2020

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Efe Obada has been waived by the Carolina Panthers, the day after he made the 53-man roster.

The Nigerian-born defensive end is a fan-favourite and was praised by new head coach Matt Rhule in training camp after gaining 10lbs.

The Panthers were the first team in the NFL to announce their final 53-man roster on Saturday.

Efe Obada has been waived by the Carolina Panthers just a day after being named in the roster

Efe Obada has been waived by the Carolina Panthers just a day after being named in the roster

The fan favourite defensive end saw the funny side after his selection was short lived

The fan favourite defensive end saw the funny side after his selection was short lived

Obada tweeted on Sunday: 'Want to say thank you everyone you all show me so much love I really appreciate it. Grateful to make the 53 again and be able to provide for my family especially now. Honestly this is longest in my whole life that I’ve stayed in one place and just for that I’m grateful.'

However, the 28-year-old was one of three players waived on Sunday to make room for three players

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