Projecting the final 53 for the Panthers

The Panthers have to trim their roster to 53 on Saturday. Based on how they played during the preseason (or in some cases, how they’ve played in the past and how they project to play when healthy) this is my best guess at how the final 53 shakes down for the Panthers. Some instances I’ve noted that I think either they’ll keep a player or cut that player and bring in a FA in that same position.

QB
Newton, Anderson, Clausen

RB
Williams, Stewart, Goodson, Vaughan

FB
Fiammetta, Felton

WR
Smith, LaFell, Edwards, Naanee, Pilares, Clowney, Martin

TE
Olsen, Shockey, Hartsock

T
Otah, Gross, Ziemba, *Williams*/FA (depending on if they put him on IR)

G
Wharton, Bernadeau, Davis

C
Kalil

DE
Johnson, Hardy, Brown, Norwood

DT
Irvin, Fua, McClain, *FA*

LB
Anderson, Davis, Beason, Gaither, Connor, Senn, T Williams

CB
Gamble, Munnerlyn, McClain, Stanford/*FA*

S
Godfrey, Martin, Pugh, Considine

K
Mare

P
Baker

LS
Jansen