4 free-agents who could boost Carolina Panthers OL depth

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ERICKUSH. 87. CALIFORNIA (PA). OG. 4. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Eric Kush – OG

Eric Kush didn’t enjoy the best of seasons with the Cleveland Browns last time out. He failed to provide a commanding presence on the interior and was let go by the organization during the free agency period.

The former sixth-round pick hasn’t had much in the way of offers since, but he does come with a wealth of experience and there doesn’t appear to be much mileage on the tires in terms of prominent time on the field.

Kush coming in as a backup isn’t the worst idea in the world. There isn’t much the player hasn’t seen at the next level and this time away from the game might even inspire him to get back to the form of old.

This is an option worth considering, providing that Kush doesn’t suffer some confidence complications as a result of a down year with the Browns in 2019. Cleveland hasn’t exactly been the easiest place to thrive in recent seasons. So a potential turnaround if given the opportunity elsewhere might be just what the doctor ordered.

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There wouldn’t be any immediate pressure on Kush starting right away, especially if Dennis Daley makes a return in the not-too-distant future. Blending him in slowly and giving the lineman a role on special teams would be all that’s expected, at least initially.