Updated Carolina Panthers' Depth Chart

After the team's recent re-signings as well as their three free agent additions, this is what I believe the Carolina Panthers' 53-man depth chart would look like if the season started today.


  First String Second String Third String
Wide Receiver Kelvin Benjamin Ted Ginn Jr. Brenton Bersin
Left Tackle Michael Oher David Foucault  
Left Guard Andrew Norwell Amini Silatolu  
Center Ryan Kalil Brian Folkerts  
Right Guard Trai Turner Fernando Velasco Chris Scott
Right Tackle Mike Remmers Nate Chandler  
Tight End Greg Olsen Ed Dickson Brandon Williams
Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery Philly Brown  
Quarterback Cam Newton Derek Anderson Joe Webb
Running Back Jonathan Stewart Fozzy Whittaker Darrin Reaves
Fullback Mike Tolbert Richie Brockel  


  • The biggest change on the offense comes at left tackle with the addition of free agent Michael Oher. The Panthers decided to let last year's starter Byron Bell leave via free agency and replaced him with Oher. This is one position that is not set yet though as I believe the team will draft an offensive tackle in April and fairly high. The right prospect could certainly challenge for that left tackle starting job and force Oher to right tackle or even as the team's back-up.
  • Ted Ginn Jr. is expected to be penciled in as the team's starting slot wide receiver with Jerricho Cotchery right now as the team's number two wide receiver. This is another position I expect the Panthers to address fairly early in the draft and would not be surprised to see a rookie there in 2015.



  First String Second String Third String
Left Defensive End Charles Johnson Mario Addison Frank Alexander
Left Defensive Tackle Kawann Short Colin Cole  
Right Defensive Tackle Star Lotulelei Dwan Edwards  
Right Defensive End Kony Ealy Wes Horton  
Outside Linebacker (SAM) Adarius Glanton A.J. Klein  
Middle Linebacker (MIKE) Luke Kuechly Ben Jacobs  
Outside Linebacker (WILL) Thomas Davis Kevin Reddick  
Left Cornerback  Bene Benwikere Melvin White Teddy Williams
Nickelback Colin Jones    
Free Safety Tre Boston    
Strong Safety Roman Harper Robert Lester  
Right Cornerback  Josh Norman Carrington Byndom  


  • The only new name on this list from 2014 is cornerback Teddy Williams, who the Panthers signed to a two-year deal. However, I don't expect him to have any involvement on defense but rather was brought in to tighten up the team's special teams.
  • An interesting training camp battle at this point will be between Adarius Glanton and A.J. Klein. The starter for this position is far from determined and will be interesting to see which player can earn that spot. Right now, I believe Glanton would be the 2015 starter if no players are added to the mix.


Special Teams

  First String Second String
Punter Brad Nortman  
Kicker Graham Gano  
Long Snapper J.J. Jansen  
Punt Returner Ted Ginn Jr. Brenton Bersin
Kick Returner Ted Ginn Jr. Fozzy Whittaker


  • The special teams unit has been a point of emphasis this offseason and on paper it certainly looks to have been improved. The team will welcome the sight of Ted Ginn Jr. back fielding kicks after Brenton Bersin struggled in that role in 2014. The addition of Teddy Williams will also help the Panthers' coverage units.


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