3 Carolina Panthers players who could see a depth chart demotion soon

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Cam Erving – Carolina Panthers OT

This could happen soon. Cam Erving has been a constant weak link for the Carolina Panthers on a suspect offensive line and if Sunday’s game was his final audition, then it’s one where he struggled to impress.

Erving’s situation is incredibly frustrating. The former first-round pick has all the size and physical attributes needed to make a real go of things, but it just hasn’t come together as the Panthers or the player would have hoped.

It’s worth remembering Erving’s production since being selected by the Cleveland Browns wouldn’t be classed as stellar. So expecting him to perform at an All-Pro level was unrealistic and something nobody predicted.

What comes next for Erving is unclear. The Panthers gave him a two-year deal and don’t have much in the way of viable alternatives, so they could be stuck with the Florida State product unless reinforcements aren’t brought in.

We are now one month into the campaign and if Erving isn’t up to the task then one has to question why the Panthers brought him to the organization in the first place.

Cutting Erving loose in 2022 would cost the Panthers $2.5 million in dead cap money if they do it after June 1, which would save around $4 million to better spend elsewhere.