5 waiver wire targets for the Carolina Panthers after final roster cuts

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Jahlani Tavai
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(Kareem Elgazzar/Cincinnati via IMAGN Content Services) Michael Jordan /

Michael Jordan – OG

Considering the Cincinnati Bengals need all the help they can get on the offensive one, waiving Michael Jordan was seen as a strange move to some. The talented interior lineman is still young enough to develop further and his performances weren’t the worst in the world by any stretch of the imagination in 2020.

Jordan was on the field for 731 offensive snaps last season, giving up three sacks and conceding one penalty to secure a respectable 55.6 grade from Pro Football Focus. There should be plenty of interest on the waiver wire regarding the former Ohio State standout, who is about to embark on his third season in a professional setting.

The Carolina Panthers have plenty of questions to answer on their protection. So adding Jordan into the mix would give them someone with starting experience that could push the projected starters and even emerge as a first-team player himself.

This would all depend on just how confident the Panthers are in their current options. We didn’t see much of the veterans tasked with protecting Sam Darnold during the preseason, although they failed to leave the best impression in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Acquiring Jordan wouldn’t be the worst thing. A low-risk, high reward move that could strengthen a positional group that enters the campaign with plenty of doubters.