Are the Panthers ever destined to have a healthy offensive line? Schwartz to IR

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For the third season in a row an integral member of the Carolina Panthers offensive line will miss the season on injured reserve as Geoff Schwartz has landed on the list after his ongoing hip injury has not responded well to treatment. This is incredibly frustrating for the Panthers who have gone without Jordan Gross, Jeff Otah and now Schwartz in each of the last three seasons.

This leaves the right side of the line dangerously thin as the team scrambles to find an answer at RG and RT. Steve Reed offers some insight into the OL shuffle. 

Steve Reed
Geoff Schwartz is a huge loss and the Panthers will need to find a replacement there. Garry Williams has been working there this week.

I'm just thankful the coaching staff have recognized what we all have- Bernardeau at RG is a disaster. Williams has not looked stellar at RT either, but after all, many thought Schwartz was mediocre last year at RT too and the end result was Bernardeau making him look worse that he was.

More after the jump

In addition to Schwartz the Panthers also put TE Gary Barnidge, WR David Gettis and C Zack Williams on IR which drastically helps with the cuts they needed to make.  This is especially sad for Barnidge was was looking like he was finally making some in roads with an excellent preseason and a staff who understood how to use the TE position.

There will be a few more cuts this afternoon and we will keep you up to date here on CSR.

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