5 Panthers players tumbling down depth chart during the preseason

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Which Carolina Panthers players are tumbling down the 2021 depth chart after two preseason games?

There’s been plenty to unpack from the Carolina Panthers offseason so far. General manager Scott Fitterer wasted no time in stamping his mark across the organization, which was in keeping with the youth movement that transpired last spring following the appointment of head coach Matt Rhule.

The Panthers have encountered some problems in their opening two preseason games. Something not unexpected considering it’s been second or third-team players for the most part.

That being said, the same major complications from the previous campaign don’t seem to be getting any better. Most notably, third-down offense and defense, red zone efficiency, and the ever frustrating inconsistent kicking of Joey Slye.

Plenty of players have moved up and down the pecking order over the last few weeks. Here are five Panthers who might be tumbling down the depth chart as the deadline for final cuts looms large.

Player No. 1

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Trenton Scott probably had high hopes of winning a starting spot considering the lack of solid options on the offensive line heading into the season. However, the production we’ve seen from the veteran during the preseason so far doesn’t install the greatest amount of confidence.

Scott has been lackluster in pass protection more often than not. Couple this with some discipline issues in terms of penalties conceded and it’s not hard to see why people are questioning whether he can make any sort of contribution when competitive action begins.

His one saving grace might be a lack of suitable alternatives, at least for now. But that might change before Week 1 if the Panthers bring in additional reinforcements.