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Even though Matt Paradis endured a torrid time against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8, there has been a lot to like about the offensive lineman’s production this season.

The center came into the 2020 campaign looking to bounce back after a dismal first season with the Panthers after a big-money move in free agency. Paradis has looked more like his old self of late, but the cracks have begun to show over the last fortnight.

This season more than any other has seen players go down with severe injuries., Whether it has something to do with a disrupted preparation time is up for debate, but it has left teams in prime position for the postseason searching for additional help.

If a team is aiming to make adjustments to their offensive line, then Paradis might be a name that enters their discussions. He is versatile enough to play center or guard, giving up one sack and no penalties from 498 snaps to secure a creditable 66.1 grade from Pro Football Focus.

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The Carolina Panthers should keep Paradis around. His experience is vital to interior protection that has regressed considerably after a positive start, and it would also see quarterback Teddy Bridgewater forced to build chemistry with someone else snapping him the ball.