Panthers preseason depth chart surprises

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Offensive Line

Behind Silatolu and Moton at guard and tackle, the Panthers need someone who they can rely on in the event of another injury. Already testing the quality of their depth up front, a key injury to Daryl Williams has forced Ron Rivera‘s hand.

Former Chargers and Vikings lineman, Jeremiah Sirles may be just the person to fill that role. Added in the spring as a free agent, Sirles is currently listed as second in line at both guard positions and right tackle with the Williams injury.

His performance in the preseason and that of other offensive linemen will be something to keep an eye on as the regular season approaches.