5 Panthers players who could be cut before 2021 training camp

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Which Carolina Panthers players could be cut before training camp in 2021 if the team looks to bring in additional options?

It’s been a busy offseason period for the Carolina Panthers with plenty of comings and goings on the roster. This was expected considering the arrival of new general manager Scott Fitterer, who has drawn rave reviews for the way he’s adjusted to some big responsibilities in recent months.

The Panthers are always looking for ways to improve their options. This should see some more new recruits brought in before the regular season begins, with Fitterer and head coach Matt Rhule sure to get a better indication of what’s needed at training camp.

Carolina returns to Wofford College in Spartanburg after a year away for what promises to be a fascinating few weeks that will shape the short-term future of the franchise. However, if the right player becomes available before then, it would be wise for those in power to pull the trigger with $10.33 million in salary-cap space remaining.

With this in mind, we took a look at five Panthers players who could be cut pre-camp if the front office secures another free agent with a little more upside.

Player No. 1

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Oscar Draguicevich III – Carolina Panthers P

The coaching staff has stressed the need for competition at training camp. However, there don’t appear many benefits in having two punters considering how well Joseph Charlton performed as a rookie.

Oscar Draguicevich III was brought in earlier this offseason in pursuit of winning a roster spot, however unlikely that may be. Cutting him before camp might seem a little harsh, but the Panthers might choose to add another name in a problem positional group and see if that can help.

Kicking in the NFL is a ruthless business. They are normally the first ones to be sacrificed and barring an injury to Charlton, there doesn’t appear to be a future for Draguicevich in Carolina.