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Panthers Steal Offensive Line Depth Off Dolphins Practice Squad

Jason Schandl
Panthers sign former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Larnel Coleman on Tuesday.
Panthers sign former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Larnel Coleman on Tuesday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Injuries are going to be a major storyline for any NFL team over the long 17-game season, and there are few places that health concerns pop up more than on the offensive line. That makes depth crucially important up front.

Suddenly showing some signs of life after trading Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers have decided to add some depth by signing Larnel Coleman off of the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.

Coleman, a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, didn't play a single snap as a rookie and saw the field for just one so far this season with the Dolphins.

With that being the case, it's hard to know what the Panthers are getting from Coleman. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound tackle did profile as an interesting prospect coming out of UMass, however. highlighted his athleticism in space and ability to block at the second level as highlights, which is crucially important with defenses playing smaller and faster than ever.

After upsetting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds have the Panthers' win total over/under set at 4.5 for the season, with the over sitting as a heavy -175 favorite.

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