5 free-agent Panthers who haven’t helped themselves in 2020

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Which upcoming Carolina Panthers free agents haven’t helped themselves?

It is going to be another offseason full of big decisions that the Carolina Panthers need to get right. Year one of Matt Rhule’s rebuild has gone largely as expected and it’s clear that some better quality of players is needed to get the team back into playoff contention in 2021 and beyond.

They do have some outstanding young pieces to build around. The likes of D.J. Moore, Brian Burns, Jeremy Chinn, Christian McCaffrey, and Taylor Moton are going to be key for the Carolina Panthers moving forward. But there might be others who are looking over their shoulders if things don’t improve following their Week 13 bye.

Some members of the current roster will feel hard done by if they don’t have their contracts renewed at the end of the season.

Others will have no complaints.

Let’s take a look a five Panthers players who haven’t helped themselves in pursuit of a new deal next spring.

Player No. 1

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Alex Armah – Carolina Panthers FB

Alex Armah might have his uses in the right sort of scheme. But this doesn’t appear to be the case under Carolina’s new offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

The full-back has been something of a spare part at times. Even when his name is called in short-yardage situations, Armah has failed to get the job done more often than not which has been a source of frustration, to put it mildly.

Simply put, the Panthers could do without a full-back in Brady’s offense and Armah simply hasn’t done enough to justify a contract extension at the end of the season.