Panthers training camp: 4 defensive players on the roster bubble

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Woodrow Hamilton, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers Player No. 2: Woodrow Hamilton (DT)

Woodrow Hamilton has not seen any action in an NFL environment since the 2017 season. And he will need to impress considerably during training camp to buck this trend with the Carolina Panthers.

The defensive tackle signed a two-year, $1.23 million deal with the Panthers in 2019. But he did not make much of an impression in his first year with the organization. Hamilton now gets another opportunity with a clean slate thanks to a new coaching staff. And although he might find himself on the roster bubble currently. A strong showing in the coming weeks should improve his chances.

It is hard to gauge just what sort of impact Hamilton can make due to his lack of competitive action in the pros. The former Mississippi star is a powerful force on the line of scrimmage. But his aspirations might be past the point of no return if he is unable to secure a spot on the 53-man roster this time around.

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The Panthers have their top-two defensive tackle options cemented in veteran Pro Bowler Kawann Short and No. 7 overall pick Derrick Brown. Carolina also selected Bravvion Roy in the sixth-round. And Zach Kerr is another that will be fighting for playing time following his free-agent arrival from the Arizona Cardinals.

There is a chance Hamilton can do enough to make the roster. But whether this will result in meaningful playing time is a completely different matter.