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Efe Obada re-signed by Carolina Panthers after initially being named in 53-man roster and then waived 24 hours later in rollercoaster few days Efe Obada made the Carolina Panthers final 53-man roster on Saturday  The Nigerian-born fan favourite was one of three players waived the next day  Then he was re-signed on Monday after CB Eli Apple was placed on IR

By Peter Carline for MailOnline

Published: 00:59 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 00:59 BST, 8 September 2020

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It has been an eventful few days for Efe Obada.

The Carolina Panthers were first NFL team to announce their final 53-man roster on Saturday, and the versatile defensive lineman had made it.

On Sunday, he tweeted his happiness at the decision. But a few hours later, he was one of three players waived after the Panthers claimed as many players off waivers.

And then, following the decision to place cornerback Eli Apple on injured reserve, Obada was back on the team.

And after laughing (and crying) at his original tweet, Obada showed his sense of humour by tweeting a picture of an Uno reverse card.

Efe Obada re-signed Carolina Panthers just a day after being waived from the roster

Efe Obada re-signed Carolina Panthers just a day after being waived from 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 has made himself at home in Carolina, endearing himself to team-mates and fans alike.

Last month, new head coach Matt Rhule praised the 28-year-old for his work ethic and for his ability to put on 10lbs in the offseason. The 6ft 6in Obada now weighs a fearsome 19-and-a-half stone.

'He's a really good player. We're trying to carve out and find a great roel for him where he can make an impact on the game. He's the kind of guy that makes you have a good defense.'

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