Examining impact of each Panthers player on COVID-19 list

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How will the Carolina Panthers by eight more going on the reserve/COVID-19 list?

It’s not exactly the most welcome news for the Carolina Panthers following their Week 13 bye. The team announced that no fewer than eight players of varying importance have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, making it 10 in total.

Now it’s probably no coincidence that this high outbreak has come upon the Carolina Panthers returning to the facility after a week off. Players have been left to their own devices over the last few days and this extra freedom is something that’s resulted in the team’s first major outbreak of the 2020 season.

In truth, the Panthers have done well to last this long without a serious COVID-19-related incident.

This is a season like no other. There are little to no fans in the stands and the strictest of guidelines in place to ensure the money-spinning world of the NFL keeps turning despite the current climate.

However, this doesn’t make Carolina’s preparations any easier ahead of their home game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, although that date is now in serious jeopardy with so many roster members forced to quarantine.

We took a look at each Panthers player on the reserve/COVID-19 and what sort of impact their absence would mean to the team.

Michael Palardy – Carolina Panthers P

This has absolutely no impact whatsoever. Michael Palardy is currently on injured/reserve anyway and it doesn’t appear like he’ll get another chance in Carolina thanks to the strong season rookie Joseph Charlton is currently having.