Changes on Par in Carolina


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

James Anderson

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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