4 free-agents who could boost Carolina Panthers OL depth

(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Leary
(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Leary /
3 of 5
Carolina Panthers
(Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) Cordy Glenn /

87. OT. CORDYGLENN. 2. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. GEORGIA

It’s easy to forget that Cordy Glenn once signed a bumper deal that made him one of the NFL’s highest-paid offensive lineman. Things haven’t gone according to plan for the player since then, but he did do enough to earn a respectable 68.4 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2019 before things took a frustrating turn.

Glenn’s progress has been hampered by injuries in recent seasons. He was only available for 291 snaps last time out and the former Georgia standout would need to prove his health to the Carolina Panthers if they chose to go in this particular direction as there can be no more room for those susceptible to prolonged absences on the roster.

If he can do this, then there is a lot to like about the physical attributes Glenn brings to the table. The Panthers do have two cemented starters at the tackle spot in veteran Pro Bowler Russell Okung and Taylor Moton, who is fast emerging into one of the league’s best young protectors after an exceptional start to the campaign.

Glenn’s 6-foot-6, 345-pound frame might also indicate he could slot onto the interior if needed. This would take him out of the firing line on the edge and would probably be less demand on his body compared to what is normally associated with playing at the tackle spot.