Considine, 28, was a free agent acquisition by the Panthers in July. He did not have a special-teams tackle in four games, and lost his footing during Hester's 73-yard kickoff return.
"If I had five tackles right now on special teams, they wouldn't be cutting me," Considine said. "I felt like I blocked well and was disruptive, but it wasn't good enough. I would have loved to have been a solution for the special-teams problems. But obviously I wasn't. That's why I got cut."