Carolina Panthers’ general manager Dave Gettleman met with the media on Thursday prior to the start of training camp. During his conference he announced the team would have tight end Brandon Williams and wide receiver De’Andre Presley start on the Physically Unable to Perform list or PUP list.
Brandon Williams is entering his third season with the Panthers and is an incredibly athletic tight end. Unfortunately for him, he is behind both Greg Olsen, who is one of the top tight ends in the game, and Ed Dickson, who is a talented veteran.
The playing time for Williams is going to be limited for most of the season, barring an injury. Last year, he had four receptions for 44 yards but his most noteworthy play came against the New Orleans Saints. In that game he was thrown out for his involvement in a fight after a Cam Newton rushing touchdown.
De’Andre Presley is also entering his third season with the Panthers but spent the entire 2013 season on the practice squad. He was called up halfway through last season but is still looking for his first career reception in the NFL. The depth that was added this offseason makes Presley a long shot to finish on the team’s 53-man roster.
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