6 potential cut candidates the Panthers could target post-camp

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Andrew Wylie
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Andrew Wylie – OG

  • Current team – Kansas City Chiefs

There does appear to be plenty of options for the Carolina Panthers to utilize on the offensive line interior. Only time will tell as to just how reliable they are.

It’s a mixture of unproven rookies with high upside and veterans that haven’t exactly set the world alight in terms of production in recent years. Getting the protection right is arguably the highest remaining priority for the Panthers and if they get it wrong, then it’s going to hamper Sam Darnold’s chances of reigniting his career considerably.

If the Panthers don’t like what they see during training camp, those in power won’t hesitate to make additional moves. If Andrew Wylie is eventually released by the Kansas City Chiefs, then this represents a solid option to consider.

Kansas City signed Joe Thuney in free agency and will be getting back Laurent Duvernay-Tardif after the lineman opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 health concerns. Couple this with the potential draft steal of Trey Smith and Wylie might be on the outside looking in on their depth chart.

Wylie played 924 snaps for the Chiefs last season, giving up two sacks and conceding three penalties. His efforts in 2019 earned a creditable 67.4 grade from Pro Football Focus, which is probably an upgrade on anything Carolina currently has unless one of their first-year players hit the ground running.