4 dark-horse Panthers players who can steal a 2020 roster spot

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Which players on the Carolina Panthers are emerging as dark-horse candidates for a spot on their 53-man roster in 2020?

It will not be long now before the Carolina Panthers make their final cuts and confirm a 53-man roster for the upcoming campaign. The team is going to have a completely different feel to it after a number of key offseason departures. But whether this can come with an instant improvement in terms of results remains to be seen.

The past few weeks of training camp have been a real eye-opener for new head coach Matt Rhule. The Carolina Panthers invested a significant amount financially to get the respected figure from Baylor into the NFL. Although it has not been the easiest of starts to life in the role thanks to an offseason period littered with disruption, he has come across extremely well so far.

All this will count for nothing if the Panthers cannot get it done on the field. Not much is expected of them in terms of a postseason push or even a winning record in 2020. But the team will still need to show development and progress to quash any concerns regarding how well their rebuild is actually going.

Making the right decisions regarding who to take through on the roster is going to be critical. This is always a difficult time of year for coaches as they prepare for tough choices that could shape the future of the franchise. But there are some who have performed well enough during training camp to give them an unexpected chance of making the team for the stiff challenges that lie ahead.

Here are four dark-horse players that could find themselves on Carolina’s roster by their Week 1 clash against the Las Vegas Raiders.