5 potential cap casualties the Panthers should target post-camp

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  • 2021 team – New York Giants

The problems facing the Carolina Panthers regarding protection have been ignored for too long. It hasn’t been the best of starts for the offensive line at training camp, with the coaching staff changing positions and using multiple players in different spots until they find the right formula to take into the campaign.

Scott Fitterer said in an interview during Back Together Saturday that the line is a fluid situation. Meaning the Panthers haven’t yet figured out just who is going to start at key positions.

Their current options outside of two guaranteed starters in Taylor Moton and Matt Paradis are unproven rookies or veterans who haven’t exactly done themselves justice in recent seasons. If things don’t improve for the remainder of training camp and preseason games, expect Carolina to go after some additional reinforcements before Week 1 against the New York Jets.

Nate Solder is a name that might be available. The veteran is a Super Bowl winner and a huge presence on the blindside, but he’s coming off a serious injury that forced him to miss the entire 2020 campaign and the New York Giants might end up going with Andrew Thomas to save themselves $6.5 million this season.

If this scenario comes to fruition, then Solder represents a significant upgrade on anything Carolina currently has if there are no further complications on the health front.