The 2009 Panthers roster has started to settle and while there are many unknowns there are several things we do know. Taking into account the likely starters, the remaining question is how does the rest of the team stack up. Currently the team has around 85 signed players, which means-like it or not-32 players will have to be cut. Here is a first look at our possible 53 man roster.
The biggest unknown at this point are the lines, both defense and offense, so I fully admit this is where the most changes are likely to come. However, with the rest of the roster so close to set, who goes? My first thought with the lineup below is possible more depth on either line. Since we very rarely use a 5 WR set there isn't much need for all of them, so in my opinion this is where the first causality would be. Plus with the addition of Mike Goodson, he could possibly step in as WR as needed. I would guess it will be either Jason Carter or Ryne Robinson. With the promise that Jason Carter showed last year and the addition of several possible KR/PR I would say Ryne Robinson is the first one to go. I'm sure others will disagree.
So let the discussion begin.
|53 Man Roster|
|QB||Jake Delhomme||Josh McCown
|RB||DeAngelo Williams||Jonathan Stewart
|FB||Brad Hoover||Tony Fiammetta||--|
|TE||Jeff King||Dante Rosario
|G||RG - Travelle Wharton
LG - Keydrick Vincent
|C||Ryan Kalil||Justin Geisinger (C/G)
|T||LT - Jordan Gross
RT - Jeff Otah
|Geoff Schwartz||Jonathan Palmer
|DE||LE - Julius Peppers
RE - Tyler Brayton
|LB||OLB - Thomas Davis
MLD - Jon Beason
OLB - Na'il Diggs
|KO Specialist||Rhys Lloyd||--||--|