5 free agents the Panthers should sign to strengthen their 53-man roster

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Tyler Eifert – TE

While he isn’t the best option on the market, Tyler Eifert is the cheapest and the most available of any of the Carolina Panthers’ options at the tight end position if they decide more is needed. Something that does appear unlikely given their confidence in Dan Arnold and third-round pick Tommy Tremble.

Eifert spent most of his eight-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals and is still only 30 years old. He is a big target and would be a good variance in a quick Carolina offense.

Adding Eifert doesn’t mean he has to start. However, it might just give Sam Darnold another legitimate receiving threat on an offense that appears stacked with playmakers everywhere you look.

Eifert played in 15 games last season and finished the year with 349 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Far from elite production, but certainly serviceable for a player who is still a free agent at this point of the preparation period.

While it is unlikely he would be handed the starting job right away due to missing camp and pre-season, Eifert could be a serviceable figure if he were added to the Carolina offense.

Eifert might be given a chance he wasn’t in his career as well – to thrive as a part of an elite receiving group. Something the Bengals haven’t had during his years in the league.