"Hammer came to me this morning before practice, told me the plan, asked me if I minded," Wesley said with a shrug. "I said ‘I don't mind, just help me with it. I don't mind playing anything, but I just want to know what I'm doing.
"'Give me a day or two just to learn it, learn where I'm supposed to be. Once I get comfortable, I'll start making plays and be all right.'"
The speculation is that the Panthers feel they have plenty of depth at CB with CJ Wilson, and rookies Captain Munnerlyn and Sherrod Martin. The person who should be concerned is S Nate Salley who can't seem to get over the injury bug the past two seasons. Given the Panthers need for salary cap space Salley may be a cost cutting casualty.
In another significant move it looks like DT Marlon Favorite has overtaken Nick Hayden for the LDT spot formally occupied by Maake Kemoeatu who is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles.
The Panthers were giving more work with the starters to rookie defensive tackle Marlon Favorite, in place of Nick Hayden.
Hayden struggled in the opener at New York and looked ill-equipped to fill the vacancy left by nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu. Favorite is not going to make anyone forget Kemoeatu, either, but the squatty rookie from LSU might be better against the run.
This move is no surprise as Favorite played the run much better in the Giants, albeit against the Giants 2nd teamers. Don't be surprised to see Favorite start against the Dolphins as the Panthers see what the kid can do against 1st teamers. I don't see this as any slam on 3rd round pick Corvey Irvin. Irvin is more of a one-gap penetrator who will likely succeed Damionne Lewis when his time is up in Carolina. The fact Favorite seems to be handling double teams has to be the reason for his rise.