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Panthers 2021 season opener countdown: 63 days to go

We’re counting down the days until the Panthers kick off the 2021 season.

NFL: DEC 27 Panthers at Washington Football Team Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We’re down to just 63 days before the Carolina Panthers kick off the 2021 regular season, so let’s learn more about the guy wearing No. 63 right now, offensive tackle Matt Kaskey.

Kaskey was originally signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams would later waive him, allowing the Panthers to sign him to their practice squad. In November 2019, he was cut from the Panthers practice squad before being resigned in December. Just a couple weeks later, he was promoted to the active roster, though he didn’t see any game action.

The Panthers liked enough of what Kaskey had to offer, and they again signed him to the practice squad last season. That’s where he stayed until late December, when injuries to the offensive tackle position got Kaskey called up to the active roster once again. This time around, he actually saw the field. He lined up for one snap on special teams against the Saints back in January.

Before his NFL journey, Kaskey was the starting left tackle for Dartmouth. His senior year, he made the FCS All-American Second Team, and he was a two time All-Ivy League First Team representative. The Panthers used a good amount of money and draft capital at the offensive tackle position in the offseason, so Kaskey may be destined for another year on the practice squad.