Which Carolina Panthers players could be cut during training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg ahead of the 2021 season?
The time for talk and speculation is almost over as the Carolina Panthers gear up for the most intense part of the 2021 season’s preparation period. Matt Rhule’s roster is hitting Wofford College for training camp on Tuesday for training camp, which will hopefully lay some solid foundations to build a successful campaign in his second year as head coach.
There is some excitement about the Panthers‘ chances in the coming months. General manager Scott Fitterer brought in some eye-catching talent on both sides of the ball this offseason, which also included a bold decision to acquire quarterback Sam Darnold from the New York Jets after those in power decided Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t the guy to lead them moving forward.
The recent appointment from the Seattle Seahawks has been true to his introductory statement of being “in on every deal”, which means if they don’t like what they see during the early stages of camp in certain areas, bringing in addition reinforcements is a real possibility with a little more than $24 million in salary-cap space remaining.
Without further ado, here are five Panthers players who could become cut candidates during camp in this particular scenario.
Player No. 1
Oscar Draguicevich III – Carolina Panthers P
Considering how well undrafted free-agent Joseph Charlton performed during his first season with the Panthers, having two punters on board seems a moot point. Especially considering the team released experience veteran Michael Palardy to all-but confirm their potential long-term No. 1 at the position.
There appears less confidence in kicker Joey Slye after an inconsistent 2020 campaign. So if the Panthers eventually decide to bring in a veteran player to compete, then it could see Oscar Draguicevich III shown the door during camp.
This seems like a pretty realistic scenario. But quality kickers aren’t normally sitting on the free-agent market at this time of year.