assuming somebody cut that late is an older veteran, i'm not as concerned with his ability to jump into the lineup off the bat without the benefit of working with our guys for weeks on end. experience will negate the impact of a sudden change, as it often does. if this is the case, reps for garry williams can only help.
that said, waiting until week two would be a huge mistake unless garry williams magically turns into an oustanding player during preseason. we need momentum right off the bat. a week one loss is not an option.
While I'm not a big Garry Williams fan, I'm also not ready to assume that him starting week one automatically means a loss.
That said, my expectations for this year's starting right guard is an older one year stop gap along the lines of Keydrick Vincent in 2008.
I think the full 'fill in the gaps' treatment for the offensive line comes next year. They addressed the defensive line this year. Next year it's the other side if the foundation.
Reed's rep took a hit when he famously wrote that the Panthers would never sign a player like Keyshawn Johnson, and they signed him 24 hours later. That, plus occasionally using bits and pieces of player bios from Panthers.com in his stories with no citation.
He's been better in the years since (and after getting the AP job).