4 Panthers that must improve to secure long-term future beyond 2022

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Bravvion Roy – Carolina Panthers DT

With Matt Rhule no longer around, his former associates from the college level are officially on notice. Interim head coach Steve Wilks opted to fire defensive coordinator Phil Snow – a long-time loyalist from Baylor and Temple – immediately after accepting the role, so certain players could also be feeling the heat in the coming weeks.

One player that falls into this category is Bravvion Roy. The former sixth-round selection remains on the defensive line rotation, but there are some inconsistencies and obvious flaws that remain in Year 3 that don’t look like they’re going to improve anytime soon.

Roy recently returned from injury in Week 7 and is being preferred to the likes of Daviyon Nixon, for now at least. But his 51.4 grade from Pro Football Focus indicates that there is a lot of hard work ahead for the lineman in pursuit of seeing out his rookie deal.

Had Rhule stayed around, Roy’s outlook might look different. Thankfully, that’s not the case given how disastrous his three-year reign became, so the Baylor product is on the chopping block until he proves otherwise.

Releasing Roy this spring comes with a dead cap of just $48,493 and a cap saving of just over $1 million. So finances won’t be the primary factor behind the player’s fate when push comes to shove.

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