4 Panthers players who could be traded before the 2020 deadline

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Marquis Haynes – Carolina Panthers DE

Marquis Haynes did have the honor of getting the Carolina Panthers’ first sack of the season at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. But the fact he has been on the field for 30 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in 2020 so far would be classed as a disappointment.

There were big hopes for Haynes to make big strides during the current campaign. The edge rusher has all the tools one looks for in a player that can into the backfield consistently and considering the other options available to the Panthers, it might come with them accepting a good offer for a rotational player that has just one more year remaining on his current deal.

The Panthers seem content with using Brian Burns and Stephen Weatherly as their starting defensive ends, with second-round selection Yetur Gross-Matos set to earn an increased role after a starring performance against the Cardinals last weekend.

Defensive coordinator Phil Snow can also call on Efe Obada if they did eventually put Haynes on the block depending on what sort of interest the former Mississippi standout generates in this scenario.

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It’s a little too soon to be writing off the player’s chances of forging a successful career in Carolina. Haynes has done well during his limited time on the field and Matt Rhule does like to get as many people involved as possible. But their decision might be made for them if the Panthers get an offer above market value.