Week 3 stock-watch from Carolina Panthers’ training camp

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DOWN: Chris Orr – LB

This is the worst possible time for undrafted free agents to be making their way in the NFL. There are no preseason games to showcase their skills in a competitive setting. But there might be more opportunities with the Carolina Panthers than elsewhere given their lack of expectations.

Chris Orr falls into this category. But it remains to be seen whether he can do enough to make the 53-man roster. The linebacker has had some nice moments, but his lack of ability in coverage is something that is a cause for concern.

Nothing is expected of Orr in terms of making an immediate impression on the starting rotation. It will be up to the Panthers’ coaching staff to figure out whether there is some long-term hope for the player with the organization. But it is hard to gauge what sort of contribution he could make down the line with no time on the field in warmup games.

This is a complicated situation and one that is becoming evident across the league. Orr does occupy a position that is relatively devoid of depth. But the consensus coming out of camp is that the player is not quite doing enough to catch the eye.

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There is a lot to like about the skills that Orr brings to the table. But it would a surprise to see his name on the roster at this stage.