4 new Panthers players who could be cut before the 2022 season

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Chris Westry – Carolina Panthers CB

Although there is no more Stephon Gilmore to call upon, the Carolina Panthers still boast plenty of productive figures within their cornerback room. Providing this young core performs as expected in 2022, then one could make a strong case for this being the team’s strongest positional group.

This will obviously make it difficult for any new player looking to stake their claim.

Jaycee Horn and Donte Jackson and the team’s starters. Keith Taylor and C.J. Henderson are also expected to earn prominent reps throughout the campaign.

One such individual that has made a solid impression so far is Chris Westry. The lengthy corner caught the eye during the team’s mandatory minicamp that could provide enough momentum to do the same when training camp rolls around.

Westry was active six times for the Baltimore Ravens in 2021, starting twice. His 6-foot-4 frame offers something a little different from anything else on Carolina’s roster currently, although his 118.6 passer rating when targeted and 62.1 percent completion allowed needs to improve significantly.

It’s been a good start from Westry, but no more than that. How he performs when the pads go on will be telling and if the Panthers don’t like what they see, then he’ll be moved on.