5 Carolina Panthers players who have offered almost nothing in 2021

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Which Carolina Panthers players have offered almost nothing through the first seven games of the 2021 season?

We are at a critical stage of the season for Matt Rhule and the Carolina Panthers. A morale-boosting win at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 steadied the ship after a disastrous four-game losing run without Christian McCaffrey, something they can hopefully build on this Sunday when they welcome the New England Patriots to Bank of America Stadium.

It’s been another rollercoaster campaign for the Panthers. Their strength of schedule couldn’t be classed as tough so far and although it was a good start, one could argue that their record should be better considering the talent at the team’s disposal.

With that being said, a surprise postseason spot is still well within their reach. Carolina currently occupies the seventh seed and if they can pick up some momentum before the bye, it will do their chances a tremendous amount of good.

Some players have assisted more than others. Here are five individuals who’ve contributed almost nothing in 2021.

Player No. 1

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Dennis Daley – Carolina Panthers OG

Things aren’t looking good for Dennis Daley and his long-term future with the Panthers. The offensive lineman has flattered to deceive from a starting position once again this season and it doesn’t appear likely he’ll get another chance in the lineup unless injury strikes.

This is a major blow to Daley’s hopes of carving out a successful career in Carolina. But the simple fact is he just hasn’t been good enough – especially in pass protection.

The former sixth-round pick out of South Carolina has given up two sacks and conceded three penalties from 341 snaps this season. Releasing Daley would cost the Panthers just $31,960 in dead-cap money and save them $965,000, which is a realistic option all things considered.