Final 53 Projection

The preseason is over. The Panthers will be cutting their roster down to the final 53 over the weekend. Here are my final thoughts regarding the roster. 1) Michael Oher looked good at LT. Oher played well at left tackle and should hold that position down for the season, barring injury. 2) They’re going to…

Panthers trade for Seattle WR Kevin Norwood

The Carolina Panthers have acquired wide receiver Kevin Norwood in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, the Panthers announced Monday. Seattle will receive an undisclosed 2017 draft choice in the trade. “Kevin gives us another player to compete at the wide receiver position,” general manager Dave Gettleman said. “He has the size you look for…

So, about that Panthers offense post

Look, we all make mistakes. Mine was seeing that the glass was half full. In a post several days ago, I wrote that the Panthers offense now was still better than last year. I’m afraid I’ll have to redact that. It’s full-blown DEFCON 1 now. With Kelvin Benjamin out for the season, Devin Funchess inability…

Final 53 update post preseason game 3

The Panthers made their first cuts of the preseason today, most notable of which was FB Lee Ward. Tony Hills | OT Paul Browning | WR Avius Capers | WR Steve Miller | DE Kevin Reddick | LB Dallas Walker | TE Lee Ward | FB Matt Wile | P I had Ward making the…

Projecting the Final 53: Preseason Game 2

Preseason Game 2 came and went, and while the Panthers’ Starters on Offense and Defense didn’t look all that great, the reserves managed to pull out another one point win over the Miami Dolphins. We saw Shaq Thompson for the first time in a Panthers uniform, Frank Alexander was lost for the season, and Brandon…

ESPN has Panthers finishing second behind the Saints

When I opened the mailbox today, I was surprised to see the NFL preview edition of ESPN the Magazine. Normally I don’t read it, but this one and the NBA preview edition are two that I use to get a pulse of what is going on in the leagues. Of course, the first thing I…

Final 53: Updating Roster Projections

Last week we projected the final 53 Panthers roster before we saw any game film. The breakdown was based on 1) previous performance, 2) Depth Chart and 3) chatter about the player. Very scientific, I know. I’ve updated my roster projections based on the game against the Bills and the injury to WR Kelvin Benjamin….

The Final 53: Preseason Game 1 Thoughts

View image | gettyimages.com The Panthers opened up the preseason with a 25-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Who shined and who faded? + Brandon Wegher | RB Admittedly, I didn’t know much about Wegher going into camp. He had some trouble with the law early in his collegiate career, but has since turned his…