3 Panthers Veterans That Could be Training Camp Cuts

Tristan Jung
New Panther head coach Matt Rhule will have decision to make during training camp.
New Panther head coach Matt Rhule will have decision to make during training camp. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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The Carolina Panthers are entering a new era of their franchise with new head coach Matt Rhule and the departure of Cam Newton.

This turnover in leadership will be just the beginning as the Panthers look to rebuild their team after a few disappointing seasons. The Panthers already let go of many veterans after the switch from Ron Rivera to Rhule, but here are three veterans who could be cut during training camp before the 2020 NFL season.

1. Seth Roberts, WR

Seth Roberts played for the Ravens last season.
Seth Roberts played for the Ravens last season. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

The Panthers have brought former Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders receiver Seth Robert into the fold at wide receiver. However, Roberts will be the fourth receiver on the depth chart behind Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson, and DJ Moore, leaving the veteran's status in doubt. Roberts signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal, but only $600,000 of that is guaranteed.

2. Chris Reed, G

Chris Reed spent 2019 training camp with the Miami Dolphins.
Chris Reed spent 2019 training camp with the Miami Dolphins. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Chris Reed bounced around from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins before being claimed off waivers by the Panthers last year. However, though Reed did appear in three games for Carolina as a backup center, he faces an uphill battle to make the roster. The Panthers brought in Matt Paradis from the Denver Broncos to play center and it looks like Reed will be behind Paradis and Tyler Larsen on the depth chart.

3. Chris Manhertz, TE

Chris Manhertz started six games for Carolina last year.
Chris Manhertz started six games for Carolina last year. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Chris Manhertz has played at tight end for the Panthers over the last four seasons, making 16 starts in the process. Primarily used a blocker, Manhertz is on the second year of a two-year, $2.3 million deal. Manhertz will need to compete for the backup tight end spot once again, especially after the Panthers added two undrafted free agents at the position.


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