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Getting down to 53 man roster.

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What strikes me is how many decent players are on the list. Our depth is definitely better than last year.

It is going to be tough to make the last 5 cuts. They are not going to be no-brainers.

Edit: One additional thought...look for them to use IR to stash a player or two. It is a way to keep someone that might not make the top 53, maybe is too valuable for the PS (or is ineligible), but someone they see having a future with the team.

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We have 90 now and I feel safe saying these guys here won't make it on the active roster

Almost guaranteed to be cut or practice squad

W.R.'S(7)

1.Brenston Bersin

2.Hubert Anyiam

3.Rico Wallace

4.Michael Avila

5.Darvin Adams

6.Lamont Bryant

7.Jared Green

TE.'S(3)

1.Greg Smith

2.Nelson Rosario

3.Joe Jon Finley

Tackle(1)

1.Lee Ziemba(probably injured reserve)

Safety(3)

1.Jordan Pugh

2.Jonathan Nelson

3.D.J Campbell

Running Back(3)

1.Lyndon Rowells

2.Josh Vaughan

3.Tauren Poole

Punter(1)

we have 2, not sure which gets cut but 1 obviously does.

Kicker(1)

same as punter

Linebacker(2)

1.Kion Wilson

2.David Nixon

Thats 21 total, so that means we will have to part ways with 16 more.

Bubble players not mentioned above

-heres 19 bubble players not mentioned above who may have to go(if you agree with my above list you can keep 2 of these guys and thats our 53)

QB-

1.Clausen

Offensive line

1.Bryant Browning

2. Roger Allen

3. Will Blackwell

4. Zach Williams

5. Jeff Byers

6.Matt Reynolds

WR

1.Edwards

2.Tutu

TE

1.Ben Hartsock- i think they prefer Brockel since he can play TE and FB

LB

1.Jason Phillips

2.Jason Williams

Secondary

1.Nate Ness

2.Josh Thomas

3.R.J Stanford

D-line

1.Eric Norwood

2. Ryan Van Bergen

3.Ogemdi Nwagbuo

4.Nate Chandler- Rookie undrafted DT I have heard Rivera praise more than once

After making the list this does not sound nearly as tough as I originally thought.

replace Capt with Stanford and I would agree.

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I don't see brockel making it. Tolbert is that FB that's missing he's just that damn good. He's so versatile that it makes Brockel expendable. I'd say brockel is gone and you'd add a defensive player.

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too many players on DL and not enough WRs.

we'll go with probably 8 WRs on the 53 and only about 7 DL...at the most 8. i'd also cut another off the secondary as well.

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We'll carry 3 RBs if Tolbert is the FB. I see Tauren Poole making the roster.

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No its the opposite. The top half are pretty much ones guaranteed to get cut imo. Then then bubble players are on the cusp.

If I thought all those players are going to make it I would ban myself.

Just for clarity heres my most likely to make it (49) total

TE(3)

1.Olsen

2.Barnidge

3.Brockel(can double as backup FB)

The TE group looks a little weak. Cant believe we didnt get Shockey back...

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If Hogan can get healthy, I feel Butler may get axed. The guy fails to impress me

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too many players on DL and not enough WRs.

we'll go with probably 8 WRs on the 53 and only about 7 DL...at the most 8. i'd also cut another off the secondary as well.

With Neblett out the first four games, I don't see us carrying only 7 DL. That would only leave two back-ups.

I bet we carry at least 8.

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too many players on DL and not enough WRs.

we'll go with probably 8 WRs on the 53 and only about 7 DL...at the most 8. i'd also cut another off the secondary as well.

If you look at my 2nd post in the thread where I listed most likely to make it, I only put 49 players down. So theres room to add 4 more, I'm just not sure which 4 make it yet.

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I could see them keeping both Brockel and Hartsock. Brockel has versatility in playing both FB and TE, and Hartsock is a good blocking TE. I think the Panthers are going to run a lot of sets with 2 TE's or a TE/FB combo.

I really want to see what Barnidge can do in the preseason. He was underutilized with Fox and was suppossedly having a good camp last year before he got hurt. He has some speed and has made some good catches this year from what I have read, but we need another receiving threat at TE besides Olsen.

I am excited about seeing how the WR battle shakes out. Hurney mentioned the possibility several times during his interview of keeping 7 guys. I think Smitty, LaFell, Murphy, Pilares, and Adams are locks, and think the idea of keeping 7 includes keeping Gettis and Tutu. I do believe them when they say Armanti has had a good camp, but I think he would be 8 on the list and there's no way he's making it over guys like Pilares and Tutu who are gunners on ST and he doesn't have the receiving ability of Gettis or Murphy.

I also hope Norman and Hogan can both contribute on CB beyond just one of them winning the starting job so that Munnerlyn can return to being the backup PR. I hope Adams can be above average, but Munnerlyn wasn't bad and certainly better than Armanti.

Last thing, I'm really hoping to see some flashes out of Frank Alexander in the preseason. For the people dogging Hardy (and he certainly hasn't made the best decisions off-the-field though nothing majorly wrong), but Hardy to me is a very good option at #3 DE, and he could be a decent #2 DE. It's just been a while since the Panthers had a DE rotation of 3 guys that could consistently get to the QB. Really since 2008 when we had Peppers/ Brayton starting and CJ as the 3rd guy. It would be awesome to see Hardy take a step to be a solid #2 and Alexander (or Applewhite/ Keiser who both showed some flashes) to be that 3rd guy

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I could see them keeping both Brockel and Hartsock. Brockel has versatility in playing both FB and TE, and Hartsock is a good blocking TE. I think the Panthers are going to run a lot of sets with 2 TE's or a TE/FB combo.

I really want to see what Barnidge can do in the preseason. He was underutilized with Fox and was suppossedly having a good camp last year before he got hurt. He has some speed and has made some good catches this year from what I have read, but we need another receiving threat at TE besides Olsen.

I am excited about seeing how the WR battle shakes out. Hurney mentioned the possibility several times during his interview of keeping 7 guys. I think Smitty, LaFell, Murphy, Pilares, and Adams are locks, and think the idea of keeping 7 includes keeping Gettis and Tutu. I do believe them when they say Armanti has had a good camp, but I think he would be 8 on the list and there's no way he's making it over guys like Pilares and Tutu who are gunners on ST and he doesn't have the receiving ability of Gettis or Murphy.

I also hope Norman and Hogan can both contribute on CB beyond just one of them winning the starting job so that Munnerlyn can return to being the backup PR. I hope Adams can be above average, but Munnerlyn wasn't bad and certainly better than Armanti.

Last thing, I'm really hoping to see some flashes out of Frank Alexander in the preseason. For the people dogging Hardy (and he certainly hasn't made the best decisions off-the-field though nothing majorly wrong), but Hardy to me is a very good option at #3 DE, and he could be a decent #2 DE. It's just been a while since the Panthers had a DE rotation of 3 guys that could consistently get to the QB. Really since 2008 when we had Peppers/ Brayton starting and CJ as the 3rd guy. It would be awesome to see Hardy take a step to be a solid #2 and Alexander (or Applewhite/ Keiser who both showed some flashes) to be that 3rd guy

Me too. We traded next years third for him, so I'd like to have some indication thats it worth it.

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No its the opposite. The top half are pretty much ones guaranteed to get cut imo. Then then bubble players are on the cusp.

If I thought all those players are going to make it I would ban myself.

Just for clarity heres my most likely to make it (49) total, this leaves the 4 final sports open for competition.

QB(2)

1.Cam

2.Derek Anderson

HB.(2)

1.Williams

2.Stewart

FB.(1)

1.Tolbert

W.R.(6)

1.Smith

2.Lafell

3.Murphy

4.Edwards replaces Gettis here I think Gettis is done!

5.Pilares(KR)

6.Joe Adams(PR)

TE(3)

1.Olsen

2.Barnidge

3.Brockel(can double as backup FB)

O-line(8)

1.Gross

2.Hangman

3.Kalil

4.Amini

5.Bell

6.Gary Williams

7.Bruce Campbell

8.Mike Pollack

D-line(9)

1.Johnson

2.Edwards

3.Neblett

4.Hardy

5.Fua

6.Mcclain

7.Kearse

8.Keiser

9.Applewhite

LB(6)

1.Keuchly

2.Beason

3.Anderson

4.Davis

5.Senn

6.Onatolu

Secondary(9)

1.Gamble

2.Godfrey

3.Nakumara

4.Norman

5.Martin

6.Munnerlyn

7.Butler

8.Hogan

9.Smith

Special Teams(3)

1 Kicker

1 Punter

J.J Jansen-LS

Edwards in Gettis place.

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