Panthers: 10 cuts Carolina could make before August deadline
Natrell Jamerson might be under contract until 2022 with the Carolina Panthers. But that means very little when one considers just how much it will cost for the organization to move on.
The cornerback is another that has found life incredibly difficult in the NFL. Getting a chance in camp is one thing. But making a statement to secure a place on a 53-man roster is another matter entirely.
Parting ways with Jamerson wouldn’t cost the Panthers a dime in dead cap money. With the player’s chances of making the roster almost nil. It might be better for both parties if they move on at the earliest possible opportunity.
The Carolina Panthers made some significant reinforcements to their safety position this offseason. They drafted Jeremy Chinn and Kenny Robinson, with Juston Burris also arriving on a two-year, $8 million deal from the Cleveland Browns.
Quin Blanding was given a one-year contract and a chance to make the roster. But with so many players cemented to the roster. It makes things very difficult for him in the coming weeks.
This puts Blanding as one that would be high on the list of possibilities of becoming an early trim sacrifice. And his departure wouldn’t have any real impact on Carolina’s chances going forward.
No fewer than 17 undrafted free agents were brought in by the Carolina Panthers once the final name in the draft had been called. Offensive lineman Aaron Monteiro was one of these. And he could be one player that finds himself on the scrapheap earlier than expected.
All undrafted players want is a chance. But the current climate has dictated some will be out of luck. Matt Rhule might decide to go with experience over youth in this area during the first year of his rebuild. And this might see Monteiro on the chopping block.