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.”