5 sneaky threats for the Panthers to worry about vs. the Saints in Week 2

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Tanoh Kpassagnon – DE

Despite defeating the Green Bay Packers in convincing fashion, it was still a rough day for the New Orleans Saints as numerous starters went down with significant injuries that will cause them to miss some time.

Marcus Davenport, who is currently in his fourth year with New Orleans, suffered a pectoral strain in his shoulder and most likely will not suit up against the Carolina Panthers which will likely see an increased role for Tanoh Kpassagnon.

Kpassagnon joined the Saints this offseason after a four-year spell with the Kansas City Chiefs. He played a role in both their Super Bowl runs.

In his final two years with the Chiefs, he started in 29 of his 38 appearances, accumulating five sacks and 15 quarterback hits.

In their season opener, Kpassagnon recorded two quarterback hits, two tackles, and one strip-sack on Jordan Love late in the game.

Most of Kpassagnon’s snaps came on the right side of the offensive line which will line him up against Taylor Moton. That matchup will likely go in Moton’s favor.

However, Kpassagnon played a number of snaps on the defensive interior, which could pose an issue where the Panthers’ offensive line isn’t as sturdy.

The Saints will still have Cameron Jordan on the edge but without Davenport, Kpassagnon will be rushing Sam Darnold on the opposite side of him.