Sunday, September 6, 2009

Reviewing the Roster, at 51 as I head to bed.

These were the men released by the Panthers on Saturday. 23 in all, plus DT Corvey Irvin placed on IR due to an injured knee suffered against Pittsburgh on Thursday night (copied from the Panthers release):

Justin Geisinger, OL Vanderbilt
Kevin Kaesviharn, S Augustana

Larry Beavers, WR Wesley College
DeCori Birmingham, RB Arkansas (Injured)
Casper Brinkley, DL South Carolina
Patrick Brown, OL Central Florida
Hunter Cantwell, QB Louisville
Jason Chery, WR Louisiana-Lafayette
Paul Chiara, S Syracuse
DJ Clark, DB Idaho State
Andrew Davie, TE Arkansas
Marlon Favorite, DT LSU
Joe Fields, DB Syracuse
Keith Gray, OL Connecticut
Anthony Heygood, LB Purdue
George Hypolite, DT Colorado
Mortty Ivy, LB West Virginia
Jamall Lee, RB Bishop’s University
Jeremy Leman, LB Illinois
Kevin McMahan, WR Maine
Marcus Monk, WR Arkansas
Jonathan Palmer, OL Auburn
Kelvin Smith, LB Syracuse

Corvey Irvin, DT Georgia

Based on my previous post, Hilee Taylor made the roster, while Marlon Favorite, Casper Brinkley and Jeremy Leman did not.

As it is now, the Panthers have issues at DT, as they kept just 3, while holding onto 5 DE. There are also some concerns about the return game, as Mike Goodson, Kenny Moore and Captain Munnerlyn all had moments that had the coaches a little nervous handling those duties during the regular season. Tennessee cut former Panther PR Mark Jones on Friday. It wouldn't surprise me if he ended up back in Charlotte this week. If memory serves, though, Jones had hamstring issues during the Titans camp.

I won't pretend to know who the team might have their eyes on, nor will I think for one second that all 51 of the players that currently reside on this version of the roster will be on the team once prep week for Philly commences on Tuesday. There are 2 available roster spots to fill, and with all of the league's teams trimming down to 53, there are guys out there that the Panthers could employ.

Sunday, the Panthers will set their practice squad. I would think that most, if not all, of their PS guys will come from the list seen above.

The roster as it stands:

QB (3) -Jake Delhomme, Josh McCown, Matt Moore
RB (3) -DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Goodson
FB (2) -Brad Hoover, Tony Fiametta
WR (4) -Steve Smith, Muhsin Muhammad, Kenny Moore, Dwayne Jarrett
TE (3) - Jeff King, Gary Barnidge, Dante Rosario
OL (9) - Jordan Gross, Travelle Wharton, Ryan Kalil, Keydrick Vincent, Jeff Otah, Mackenzy Bernardeau, Geoff Schwartz, Duke Robinson, Garry Williams

DL (8) - Julius Peppers, Tyler Brayton, Damione Lewis, Louis Leonard, Nick Hayden, Hilee Taylor, Everette Brown, Charles Johnson
LB (6) - Jon Beason, Na'il Diggs, Thomas Davis, Dan Connor, James Anderson, Landon Johnson
DB (9) - Chris Gamble, Richard Marshall, Charles Godfrey, Chris Harris, Sherrod Martin, Captain Munnerlyn, Dante Wesley, C.J. Wilson, Quinton Teal

P-Jason Baker
PK - John Kasay
KO- Rhys Lloyd
LS - J.J. Jansen

Stay tuned, moves will be coming in the days ahead.

Mike Solarte

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