Which players did the Carolina Panthers manage to secure on their practice squad ahead of one of the most important seasons in franchise history?
Now that the Carolina Panthers have the majority of their 53-man roster locked up, attention quickly turned to which players were good enough for places on the practice squad. The franchise went made some tough decisions on Tuesday, letting unheralded camp stars leave and parting ways with certain individuals who never quite met expectations.
There is still a lot of work for the Panthers to do before firmly cementing options ahead of the team’s pivotal Week 1 clash against the Cleveland Browns. And general manager Scott Fitterer will not hesitate to strike if he feels like it’s the right thing to do for the organization.
Several players released were prime candidates for the practice squad. However, teams across the league will also examine those cut loose by the Panthers given how well some performed during camp and the preseason.
With 16 places available on the practice squad per new rules from the NFL, it was a frantic time for those in power to get the right pieces on board. Something that will be needed if poor form or injuries strike throughout the campaign.
Almost every player released by Carolina was deemed a practice squad possibility. They’ve been around the team all summer, so this continuity could make a big difference during gameday weeks and if someone is asked to step in at a moment’s notice.
Who made the practice squad during a dramatic and busy afternoon? Let’s find out.
Carolina Panthers 2022 practice squad tracker
These are the players that have made the Panthers’ practice squad so far:
- John Lovett – RB
- Madre Harper – DB
- Juston Burris – S
- Kenny Robinson – S
- Austin Larkin – DE
- Sam Tecklenburg – C
- Colin Thompson – TE
- Josh Babicz – TE
- Deonte Brown – OL
- Tae Hayes – CB
- Ra’Shaun Henry – WR
- Drew Jordan – DE
- Aaron Mosby – LB
- Derek Wright – WR
- Jacob Eason – QB