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Panthers announce their first 53-man roster of 2021

This roster will probably still change some before opening day, but it gives us an idea of who the team is trying to be this season.

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The Carolina Panthers have finalized their 53-man roster in advance of today’s 4:00 PM EST deadline. This roster will likely change some between now and opening day as they sort through cuts on other teams and some of their own injuries. For now, here are your 2021 Carolina Panthers:

Offense (25)

Quarterback (2): Sam Darnold, P.J. Walker

Running back (3): Christian McCaffrey, Chuba Hubbard, Trenton Cannon

Wide receiver (6): DJ Moore, Robby Anderson, Terrace Marshall Jr, David Moore, Brandon Zylstra, Shi Smith

Tight end (5): Dan Arnold, Ian Thomas, Colin Thompson, Tommy Tremble, Giovanni Ricci*

Offensive line (9): Taylor Moton, Cameron Erving, Trent Scott, Brady Christensen, Dennis Daley, John Miller, Pat Elflein, Deonte Brown, Matt Paradis

Defense (25)

Defensive tackle (5): DaQuan Jones, Derrick Brown, Bravvion Roy, Daviyon Nixon, Phil Hoskins

Defensive end (5): Brian Burns, Morgan Fox, Yetur Gross-Matos, Marquis Haynes, Daryl Johnson

Outside linebacker (4): Haason Reddick, Shaq Thompson, Frankie Luvu, Julian Stanford

Inside linebacker (2): Jermaine Carter, Clay Johnston

Cornerback (4): Donte Jackson, Jaycee Horn, Stantley Thomas-Oliver III, Keith Taylor

Safety (5): Juston Burris, Jeremy Chinn, Sean Chandler, Sam Franklin, Myles Hartfield

Specialists (3)

Kicker: Ryan Santoso

Punter: Joseph Charlton

Long snapper: J.J. Jansen

*- Ricci is officially listed as a tight end, but will mostly be used as a fullback.