Panthers training camp: 4 defensive players on the roster bubble

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Which defensive players on the Carolina Panthers find themselves on the roster bubble ahead of a crucial few weeks at training camp?

It promises to be a vital period in the coming weeks for the Carolina Panthers as they look to hit the ground running in 2020. New head coach Matt Rhule can now focus on matters on the field following an unprecedented offseason. And how this group comes together in a short space of time could be the difference between success and failure.

The Carolina Panthers will not have things easy next season. They are part of arguably the NFL’s toughest division. And a lack of preseason games on the schedule is going to make things even more unpredictable when they take on the Las Vegas Raiders in a pivotal week one matchup.

Competition for places is going to be fierce during training camp. And team drills should have an increased sense of urgency given that this is the only chance players will get to impress Carolina’s coaching staff.

This is always a nervous time for those looking to make a 53-man roster. Unproven players and veterans alike fall into this bracket for differing reasons. And there are plenty of experienced individuals facing a fight for their careers in the coming weeks.

Those who can boast a proven track record in the NFL have a better chance in 2020 than in years gone by. The Panthers might be somewhat reluctant to give young players a chance with no preseason games to see if they can cope with the rigors of the next level. But with not much expected of Carolina in 2020, incoming recruits stand a better chance here than on a possible contender.

Here are four defensive players on the Panthers who might find themselves on the roster bubble if they fail to catch the eye during training camp.