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D.A. Sweat began his sports writing career in 2011 and has been a staff writer for Cat Scratch Reader since 2015. In addition to on-field analysis of the Carolina Panthers, he specializes in evaluating front office decisions including trades, salary cap management, and free agent signings. As an unapologetic "trade down" advocate, he is known among the CSR community as the Benevolent Dictator of Trade Down Island. He holds a bachelor's degree from BYU and a master's degree from the University of Arizona.

24 Questions for ‘24: How much will it cost to re-sign Brian Burns and Frankie Luvu?

In addition to Burns and Luvu, what other free agent questions do the Panthers need to answer?

Final 2023 ratings for the Panthers defense, per Pro Football Focus

It’s all about Derrick Brown and Frankie Luvu

Final 2023 ratings for the Panthers offense, per Pro Football Focus

All hail...Chuba Hubbard?

Panthers GM candidates - Mike Greenberg is a Bucs lifer while Champ Kelly rises with the Raiders

Champ Kelly is making the most of his interim shot with the Raiders but could very well stay in Las Vegas.

Panthers GM candidates - Alec Halaby and Brandt Tilis know winning while Khai Harley can massage the cap

Halaby has learned from one of the league’s best GMs during his time in Philly.

Panthers GM candidates - Mike Disner has the Lions magic while Ed Dodds knows talent

Mike Disner helped engineer the turnaround of the Detroit Lions, providing a template for the lowly Panthers to follow.

Panthers GM Candidates - Dan Morgan is a Carolina insider while Brandon Brown’s stock is rising

Taking a deeper dive into each candidate before they interview.

Risers and Fallers in Week 18’s home loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Who saw their stocks rise and fortunes fall in Week 18?

Panthers Transactions - Week 18: Carolina signs a solid kicker to the practice squad

With Eddy Pineiro ailing, the Panthers have bought an insurance policy.

Risers and Fallers in Week 17’s road loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Who saw their stocks rise and fortunes fall in Week 17?