Carolina Panthers’ roster is down to 53. However, it won’t be finalized until adjustments are made.
CHARLOTTE, Nc. — Cut Day is over for the Panthers, but their final roster adjustments aren’t. Panthers made some decisions that left their fan base scratching their heads. Most notably, when the Panthers decided to release Joe Webb and keep Derek Anderson.
Though Anderson has proven consistency, his performance was dismal during a couple of games in the preseason. In addition, this move shows that the Panthers are banking on Cam Newton to be full-strength because they are going with two quarterbacks this season.
Carolina Panthers’ roster as it stands
WR: Kelvin Benjamin, Damiere Byrd
LT: Matt Kalil, Amini Silatolu
LG: Andrew Norwell
C: Ryan Kalil, Tyler Larsen, Greg Van Roten
RG: Trai Turner, Greg Van Roten
RT: Daryl Williams, Taylor Moton
TE: Greg Olsen, Ed Dickson, Chris Manhertz
WR: Devin Funchess, Russell Shepard, Curtis Samuel
QB: Cam Newton, Derek Anderson
FB: Alex Armah
RB: Jonathon Stewart, Christian McCaffrey, Fozzy Whittaker
Carolina Panthers’ Roster as it stands:
Panthers still have two kickers on the roster: Graham Gano and Harrison Butker. It’s the battle of veteran vs. rookie. However, the latest reports suggest that the Panthers are seeking offers for one or the other. This team has to decide if it’ll move forward with a seasoned kicker in Gano or leave those responsibilities of winning games in the hands, or foot, of Butker.
*Graphics of the depth chart are from the Carolina Panthers official website.