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…

Projecting the Final 53

Looking at the current Panthers roster and trying to project the final 53 players. We’ll track this weekly to see how my projections shake out. Light Blue = Locks Yellow = Probable Pink = Watch Out For / Outside Looking In Notes: Offensive Line Still seems to be in flux. I’m still writing Oher down…

Batum scores 7 in NBA Africa game

Nic Bautm made his Hornets debut, albeit in the NBA Africa game, teaming with former Hornet Bismack Biyombo on Team Africa. Batum will wear #5 for the Hornets. He previously wore #88 while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Batum finished the game with 7 points, 3 rebound, 3 assists and 2 turnovers in just…