The Carolina Panthers, along with the rest of the league, are starting to trim their roster down. As the August 30th deadline approaches to have regular season rosters down to 53 players, there will be several veterans that are let go around the league.
The question is: Does Carolina need to add one of these veteran free agents to their roster?
The offensive line has performed better than expected and Byron Bell looks like a decent bridge from Jordan Gross. Wide receiver looks like a unit that will outproduce the 2013 squad as a whole. The defensive backs have had a healthy competition that is yielding better than expected results as well.
GM Dave Gettleman and Head Coach Ron Rivera are not looking to disrupt a locker room that appears to be a much stronger and positive environment. However, a team that is looking to defend its’ NFC South crown and remain a viable contender in the NFC will always look to see what’s available to improve.
The initial round of cuts that flooded in late Sunday does not present any primetime players. Mostly depth and special teams players are what came out of most camps yesterday.
Carolina is going to have a hard enough time decreasing their roster down to 53 players over the next five days. Introducing new blood to this team would require any player brought in to be a drastic improvement over what’s already here.
There are certain areas that if someone became available, the Panthers might pounce.
Perhaps a mauling right tackle or a kick-return ace would peak Carolina’s curiosity. There is a chance that a Ted Ginn, Jr.-type of return specialist is let go. Then the Panthers would have to decide if this player is a better option than keeping Philly Brown or Darrin Reaves around.
Do the Panthers stand pat with the belief that the answer is already on the roster? Or, do you believe they will fish the waiver wire for a seasoned veteran?
What do you think Cat Crave Nation?