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Panthers training camp 2018: Meet the 90-man roster

The Panthers kick off training camp on Thursday. Here are the 90 men who will participate.

The Carolina Panthers begin their 2018 journey at Wofford College in beautiful Spartanburg, SC on Thursday with the start of training camp. Before camp begins, let’s take a closer look at the 91 men* who will participate in the next few weeks of grueling practices in preparation for the season.

To make this easier to follow, the players will be broken down by position group and listed in alphabeitcal order.

Quarterbacks (4)

Kyle Allen
Garrett Gilbert
Taylor Heinicke
Cam Newton

Running backs (7)

C.J. Anderson
Alex Armah
Cameron Artis-Payne
Kenjon Barner
Reggie Bonnafon
Elijah Hood
Christian McCaffrey

Wide receivers (12)

Rasheed Bailey
Damiere Byrd
Austin Duke
Mose Frazier
Devin Funchess
Bug Howard
Jamaal Jones
D.J. Moore
Fred Ross
Curtis Samuel
Torrey Smith
Jarius Wright

Tight Ends (5)

Evan Bayliss
Chris Manhertz**
Greg Olsen
Ian Thomas
Jason Vander Laan

Centers (3)

Kyle Friend
Ryan Kalil
Tyler Larsen

Guards (9)

Kyle Bosch
Quinterrious Eatmon
Taylor Hearn
Dorian Johnson
Brendon Mahon
Jeremiah Sirles
Norman Price
Trai Turner
Greg Van Roten

Offensive tackles (5)

Blaine Clausell
Matt Kalil
Taylor Moton
Amini Silatolu***
Daryl Williams

Defensive ends (9)

Mario Addison
Bryan Cox, Jr.
Daeshon Hall
Marquis Haynes
Wes Horton
Zach Moore
Efe Obada*
Julius Peppers
Karter Schult

Defensive tackles (8)

Vernon Butler
Drew Iddings
Kyle Love
Ashaad Mabry
Kendrick Norton
Dontari Poe
Kawann Short
Tracy Sprinkle

Linebackers (10)

Richie Brown
Jermaine Carter
Thomas Davis
Chris Frey
Ben Jacobs
Luke Kuechly
David Mayo
Jared Norris
Andre Smith
Shaq Thompson

Cornerbacks (9)

James Bradberry
Ross Cockrell
Lorenzo Doss
Corn Elder
LaDarius Gunter
Donte Jackson
Cole Luke
Captain Munnerlyn
Kevon Seymour

Safeties (7)

Mike Adams
Demetrious Cox
Rashaan Gaulden
Colin Jones
Damian Parms
Da’Norris Searcy
Dezmen Southward

Specialists (3)

Graham Gano
J.J. Jansen
Michael Palardy

There you have it, Panthers fans—the current 91-man roster.

I’m almost positive the Panthers will release a few of the extra receivers/linemen to bring in camp bodies at kicker and punter so Gano and Palardy don’t wear their legs out in camp.

I’m also confident that this 91-man roster will change several times over the next few weeks as Ron Rivera churns the bottom third of the roster to search for hidden gems. We’ll keep you posted when such churns happen.

*- Efe Obada doesn’t count against the team’s 90-man roster as part of the NFL International Pathway Program. He will once again be the 11th member of the practice squad and cannot be activated to the 53-man roster or released this season.

Update: According to Bill Voth, the Panthers can place Obada on the 53-man roster this year. If they choose not to, he will have to clear waivers before he can be added to the practice squad. The Panthers can then use the IPPP exception to keep him as the 11th man on the practice squad, but then would not be able to add him to the 53-man roster at any point this season. They could also add him to the practice squad without the IPPP exception, but would lose the 11th practice squad slot and Obada could be poached by another team. (h/t to carolinallday for bringing this to my attention)

**- Chris Manhertz will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

***- Amini Silatolu is listed on the roster as a tackle but is currently penciled in as the starter at left guard.