For most teams in the NFL changes have been rather slow in the making this offseason. Most teams are reluctant to spend too much, with the uncertainty of a lockout in 2011.
Most teams are signing free-agents to one-year contracts, and retaining restricted free agents to one-year tenders.
The Panthers are about par for the course with the rest of the league, as they’ve cast away most of the dead weight, giving the younger guys on the roster the opportunity to step up and make a difference.
Going into 2010, there’s already a semblance of the starting lineup taking form.
Position 2009 Starter 2010 Starter
QB Jake Delhomme Matt Moore
HB DeAngelo Williams Same
FB Brad Hoover Tony Fiammetta
WR1 Steve Smith Same
WR2 Muhsin Muhammad Dwayne Jarrett
TE Jeff King Same
LT Jordan Gross Same
LG Travelle Wharton Same
C Ryan Kalil Same
RG Keydrick Vincent Mackenzy Bernadeau
RT Jeff Otah Same
DE Julius Peppers Everette Brown
DE Tyler Brayton Charles Johnson
DT Damione Lewis Tank Tyler
DT Hollis Thomas Louis Leonard
MLB Jon Beason Same
OLB Thomas Davis Same
OLB Na’il Diggs Dan Connor or
CB Chris Gamble Same
CB Richard Marshall Same
SS Chris Harris Same
FS Charles Godfrey Same
KO Rhys Lloyd Jason Baker
FG/PAT John Kasay Same
P Jason Baker Same
KR Captain Munnerlyn Same
Thanks to the Charlotte Observer for Depth Chart information.
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