Panthers Preseason Week 2 53 Man Roster Prediction

Aug 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Terrell McClain (97) comes out of the tunnel before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Dolphins 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

It's been two weeks since my last prediction and that previous one is blown up already so here is another feeble attempt at predicting the Panthers 53 man roster for opening week.

Many of you will be happy that I have now added LB Thomas Davis back to the roster since it looks like he won't play enough to test his knee before the season opener. My thinking he given the Panthers depth at LB is not the greatest they will stick with him for now in hopes he does fully recover.

Offense (21):

QB (3): Cam Newton, Derek Anderson, Jimmy Clausen

RB (2): DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart

FB (1): Mike Tolbert

TE (3): Greg Olsen, Gary Barnidge, Ben Hartsock

WR (4): Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, David Gettis, Louis Murphy, (Adams & Pilares too)

OL (8): Jordan Gross, Amini Silatolu, Ryan Kalil, Geoff Hangartner, Byron Bell, Bruce Campbell, Mike Pollack, Garry Williams

Defense (27):

DT (5): Ron Edwards, Sione Fua, Terrell McClain, Frank Kearse, Ryan Van Bergen

DE (5): Charles Johnson, Greg Hardy, Frank Alexander, Antwan Applewhite, Thomas Keiser

LB (7): Jon Beason, Luke Kuechly, James Anderson, Jordan Senn, Thomas Davis, Jason Phillips, Ken Onatolu

CB (6): Chris Gamble, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Norman, Darius Butler, RJ Stanford, Brandon Hogan,

S (4): Charles Godfrey, Haruki Nakamura, Sherrod Martin, Jordan Pugh

Special Teams (5):

K: Justin Medlock

P: Brian Nortmann

PR: Joe Adams

KR: Keoloha Pilares

LS: JJ Jansen

Key Cuts: K Olindo Mare, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, WR Armanti Edwards, RB Josh Vaughan, DE Eric Norwood, CB Josh Thomas, FB Richie Brockel, WR Darvin Adams, DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, LB Jason Williams, S Reggie Smith

Practice Squad: DT Nate Chandler, S DJ Campbell, RB Tauren Poole, WR Jared Green, T Matt Reynolds, OG Zack Williams, G Roger Allen

Key changes from last prediction:

  • LB Thomas Davis makes the roster
  • LB Jason Phillips make the roster over Jason Williams
  • Dropped Otah and left the offensive line at 8 players versus 9
  • Replaced DT Andre Neblett with rookie DT Ryan Van Bergen
  • Replaced K Olindo Mare with Justin Medlock
  • Replaced S Reggie Smith with S Jordan Pugh
  • Dropped DE Jyles Tucker and added CB RJ Stanford

Let me know what you think but only if you agree 100% ;) ...jk...

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