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Steve Reed speculates < 53 come cut time

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He's probably right. Get rid of the chaff and keep the wheat.

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Keep room for what's out there.

My thinking is the Panthers will cut deeper than 53 to leave a few roster spots open for guys they’ll sign once other teams make some cuts -- particularly at cornerback, defensive line and offensive guard. Coach Ron Rivera admitted after Thursday night’s preseason finale against Pittsburgh that the Panthers will actively be looking to add help from outside the organization, acknowledging those three positions are certainly areas of need.

“We have to look at everything,” Rivera said. “Not just our 53 but our practice squad players as well and what potentially could be out there. We will most certainly have to be diligent as the waiver wires hit and in our selecting process we will have to be very efficient with it.”

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Here's a thought - does a FA pickup come in (for any position) and get the start next week at AZ? Or do you think all starters are locked in at this point for week one?

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There is def a need at CB,DT,RG, and T.

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DT is usually a plug and play position with vets, OG would probably need a bit of practice with CB being a toss up between zone and man coverages.

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Here's a thought - does a FA pickup come in (for any position) and get the start next week at AZ? Or do you think all starters are locked in at this point for week one?

Pretty much anyone out there on the waiver can come in and start at our RG.

Leonard Davis please

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I'd be happy with Steve's prediction IF Fiametta goes to IR, don't want to see him cut.

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Pretty much anyone out there on the waiver can come in and start at our RG.

Leonard Davis please

True. I guess when I had the thought, was thinking more along the lines of DT or CB. I guess if we can find a corner capable of starting ahead of Captain, that would be nice.

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I'd be happy with Steve's prediction IF Fiametta goes to IR, don't want to see him cut.

I'd like for Felton to make the team - guy is a bruiser, and would lay some good blocks for DWill and Stew.

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I'd like for Felton to make the team - guy is a bruiser, and would lay some good blocks for DWill and Stew.

He'd make the team with Fiametta on IR, which is my point.

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If we could get Pat+Jamal Williams and form our own Williams wall and sign Davis at RG I would be very excited about this season. We would have the potential to be a very dangerous team, pipe dream however.

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DT is usually a plug and play position with vets, OG would probably need a bit of practice with CB being a toss up between zone and man coverages.

Just got to get a guy that can stand his ground. As easy as that sounds it has not been so for the Panthers lately. RG is the utmost need now with no one to really take the G spot over.

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I think we cut down to 49. Then add two guards, one defensive tackle, and one cornerback to bring it to 53.

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