Jun 7, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Carolina Panthers player Wes Kemp looks to catch a pass during organized training activities at the team's practice facility at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
Given how many players the Panthers brought in for camp there's little surprise there would be some players jettisoned. Today the team waived WR's Chris Manno and Wes Kemp- the organization announced via Twitter.
The timing for these moves is slightly surprising, especially in the case of Manno, who by all accounts was a standout during the OTAs where he worked well with the QBs, and made several impressive catches.
This is one of those ‘connect the dots' moments where it's fairly easy to see that something is on the verge of happening. Just ten days ago the Panthers freed up close to $8 million in cap room with Travelle Wharton's money being stretched out, and now they've freed up two roster spots. Signings are about to happen, the question is who?
A popular name around CSR recently has been Chad Ochocinco, who was cut by New England last week. He's a polarizing player, but if he is motivated and has something left in the tank could add another element to the passing game. Jeremy Shockey is still available also, and is a player the team could look to bring back, provided the price is right.
That being said, Ockham's razor could very well be applying again and Carolina will look to bring in new UDFAs who may have gotten cut by their initial team after, similar to what happened with Nelson Rosario.
Everything happens for a reason, and now the Panthers have two roster spots to fill. We'll have all the news you need on CSR when and if Carolina makes another roster move.