Carolina Panthers 2018 53-man roster prediction 2.0

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Carolina Panthers 2018 53-man roster prediction 2.0

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The preseason is over for the Carolina Panthers and the club now has until 4:00 p.m. tomorrow to decide on the 53 players with whom they will enter the 2018 season. Most of those decisions have been made already. Cam Newton is not losing his job. Julius Peppers skipped the entire preseason and is still guaranteed a spot. These roster projections are all about the fringe guys. Follow along to see who we think is going to make it.Note: This is NOT a projected depth chart. Just a projected 53-man roster.Offense (25)Quarterback (3)Cam NewtonTaylor HeinickeKyle AllenRunning back (3)Christian McCaffreyC.J. AndersonCameron Artis-PayneFullback (1)Alex ArmahWide receiver (6)Devin FunchessD.J. MooreCurtis SamuelTorrey SmithDamiere ByrdJarius WrightTight end (2)Greg OlsenIan ThomasOffensive line (10)Ryan KalilMatt KalilTaylor MotonDaryl Williams鈥燭yler LarsenGreg Van RotenJeremiah SirlesBlaine ClausellTrai TurnerAmini SilatoluBrendan Mahon鈥犫€燚efense (25)Cornerback (5)James BradberryDonte JacksonCaptain MunnerlynKevon SeymourCorn ElderSafety (4)Mike AdamsRashaan GauldenDa’Norris SearcyColin JonesLinebacker (6)Luke KuechlyThomas DavisShaq ThompsonJermaine CarterDavid MayoBen JacobsDefensive line (10)Julius PeppersMario AddisonKawann ShortDontari PoeVernon ButlerKyle LoveDaeshon HallWes HortonBryan Cox JrMarquis HaynesSpecialists (3)Kicker (1)Graham GanoPunter (1)Michael PalardyLong snapper (1)J.J. Jansen Practice Squad (11)CB Lorenzo DossDE Zach MooreDT Tracy SprinkleDT Kendrick NortonLB Andre SmithCB Cole LukeG Taylor HearnG Quinterrious EatmonWR Mose FrazierWR Jamaal JonesDE Efe Obada*鈥?- Injured reserve candidate鈥犫€?- Injured reserve replacement* - International Pathway Program playerSame as yesterday’s projection http://www.panthersauthorizedshops.com/ ... sen-jersey , there are 54 players on our 53-man roster projection. The Panthers will likely try to hide Mahon on the practice squad until they can officially place Daryl Williams on injured reserve. Then Mahon will be promoted to the regular roster until Williams is healthy enough to play again.The big change in this projection is that I now think the Panthers will keep 3 quarterbacks. For one, Rivera has had 3 quarterbacks on his roster since he came to the Carolinas. For two, Allen played extremely well last night, albeit in the 4th preseason game. The Panthers would love to keep him on their practice squad so they could make room on the roster for Frazier, but quarterbacks are the candy of the NFL. If you just leave them on the practice squad for your kids to play with then somebody is going to come along and steal them. You have to say “screw my diet” and hold on to them yourself in this league.Today’s practice squad projection is all about having an excuse to talk about Mose Frazier. The kid has bounced around the league on a few practice squads without showing enough to stick with a team since 2016. Last night he showed enough. This kid can contribute to a team as a 4th or 5th wide receiver. Ironically, the Panthers are too deep at that position — for the first time in franchise history — to need another quality 4th or 5th wide receiver. Frazier’s only chance at making the roster will be if the Panthers decide to go with youth and instead cut either Wright or Smith. Look for the Panthers to try to hide Frazier on the practice squad as injury insurance (think Brenton Bersin’s career track). Also look for the Dallas Cowboys or New England Patriots to poach him at their earliest convenience.What do you think Trai Turner Jersey , Panthers fans? Does this roster prediction line up with yours? If not, share why you disagree. Stay tuned for our 53-man roster recap that will appear after cuts are finalized tomorrow.What’s next for the Panthers after Ross Cockrell’s season ending injury? Welp. That happened.The Panthers signed Ross Cockrell to a two year deal following the debacle with free agent Bashaud Breeland, after Breeland failed his physical due to a laceration suffered in his foot during the offseason. Cockrell was brought in effectively as a plan B. Cockrell’s always been a zone heavy corner, and in the Panthers zone heavy scheme he looked like a perfect fit, even garnering praise every day from defensive coordinator Eric Washington in regards to the “hustle” he wants to see from his corners.Well, that all came to a screeching halt after Cockrell collided with Torrey Smith Authentic Kawann Short Jersey , shattering both the bones in his lower leg. Now, the plan for him is to go to IR after his surgery is complete, most likely shelving him until next season. Cockrell was easily in the running to be the Panthers second corner opposite James Bradberry. So now the question arises, where do they go from here?Current rosterSo Cockrell was competing with incumbent Kevon Seymour, who managed to take snaps from the departed and since arrested Daryl Worley. Of all the CBs on the roster, Seymour has the most experience at outside corner (unless you want to include Captain Munnerlyn’s time there back during the McDermott days of 2013). Seymour likely has the inside track here Youth Mario Addison Jersey , however the team expressed interest in using corners based on the gameplan and matchups, which we saw last year as Seymour and Worley traded snaps outside. 2nd round pick Donte Jackson figures to factor in here as well, bringing top level speed and a certain scrappy play style that Seymour simply doesn’t have. So these two should be fighting for time all season.In addition, Cockrell’s injury helps open the door for others to make the roster when it may have been tough for them before. We have yet to see what 2017 late round pick Corn Elder brings to the table as he works his way back from injury, while Cole Luke filled in nicely during the 2017 preseason and did enough for the Panthers to bring him back for a second look. Another person to watch here is Lorenzo Doss, who has been making plays since the rookie minicamp. There are definitely some guys to watch here http://www.panthersauthorizedshops.com/ ... ess-jersey , but the biggest issue is finding a guy to use in zone heavy gameplans like they planned with Cockrell.Potential answers off the roster?While it seems the bridge would be burned with Breeland after the Panthers rescinded their offer, he is still a free agent. He got a visit with the Chiefs, but didn’t like the offer they gave him. This is certainly an outside shot, but crazier things have happened. There’s also guys still floating around in free agency, such as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Delvin Breaux.It is tough to say whether the Panthers would make a play on a free agent or make a trade, but they clearly expected to have a proven veteran to pair with Bradberry. The injury bug bit this team early Shaq Thompson Jersey , but not all is lost. They’ve got some time to figure things out here.What are your thoughts? Do you think the current roster is sufficient? Who would you bring in if you were Marty Hurney?

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