C3 Picks The 53-Man Roster

C3 Picks The 53-Man Roster

Coming off a playoff run that saw us drop a Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos, the Panthers find their roster brimming with plenty of young talent. So much talent in fact that legitimate pros and solid players will find themselves free agents come final roster cuts. Some at the C3 crew decided  to try their hand at picking the final 53 man roster, and readers will have a chance to vote on which roster they think is best at the very bottom.

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A Look at How David Gettleman Assembles the Roster

A Look at How David Gettleman Assembles the Roster

Ever since becoming the General Manager of the Panthers, David Gettleman has assembled competitive rosters each year. His work reached the NFL’s pinnacle with a Super Bowl berth, and ultimate loss. This year he will try to get his team back to the promised land, and come out with a victory. The table below shows how Gettleman has assembled his roster in each of his three seasons as GM. You can see the patterns of how many players he usually keeps per position, and my input on who may fill these spots come final roster cuts.

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Causes Of The ACL Injuries Among NFL Players

Causes Of The ACL Injuries Among NFL Players

ligaments: the anterior and posterior. These bands of muscle are tasked in keeping the tibia from slipping forwards or backwards, and are crossed like the letter “X” to assure this happens. Unfortunately, like any part of the body, these ligaments are prone to injury; the anterior is the most commonly injured, and the harder of the two to recover from. Severe injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament has slowly become an epidemic in the sporting world, particularly in the National Football League; the NFL has seen an increase in ACL injuries over recent years, and there are several possible causes to blame for the uptick: rule changes, preseason training, and genetics. 

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Quarter Report: How the Wide Receivers are Faring

Quarter Report: How the Wide Receivers are Faring

It seems it takes forever for the NFL season to arrive, and no time at all before it ends. We are already through 25% of the regular season, and just five teams remain undefeated. Luckily we are one of the five, and are possibly poised for a deep playoff run. The Panthers’ wide receiver corp has been in the spot light seemingly forever, and the the beam got more intense when Kelvin Benjamin went down with injury. Here are some stats showing how they've done thus far, and projections on how they will do down the stretch.

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Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints: A fractured take on this week's matchup

Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints: A fractured take on this week's matchup

The Panthers march into Bank of America stadium this week riding a 2 game winning streak. Not-so-anxiously awaiting are the slumping New Orleans Saints. Carolina’s winning ways (much maligned by mainstream media) have come on the back of a ferocious defense. The offense is missing injured wide-out Kelvin Benjamin, but true to the team motto, they continue to keep pounding. 

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Panthers Cut Roster to 53

Panthers Cut Roster to 53

Each year, NFL teams start with 90, then move to 75, and then with swiftness cut it to the final 53-man roster.  It’s a tough process for players, organizations, and fans. Teams have to let talent go. 

Carolina slashed away today. Many were expected, while some were surprising.  Today Carolina waived: 

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What to Watch for in Panthers vs Patriots Preseason Match

What to Watch for in Panthers vs Patriots Preseason Match

It's the most action the first teams will get in preseason in this week 3 match up against a familiar AFC rival in the New England Patriots. Here's what to watch for in a game where will get as close to regular season action as it gets before week one.

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Could Randy Moss's NFL Comback be with Carolina?

Could Randy Moss's NFL Comback be with Carolina?

Randy Moss, he hasn’t played since 2012 and he hasn’t produced since 2009.  Within the past week, however, rumblings that Moss wanted to return to the NFL at 38 years old began to surface. Sunday, prior to the Rams-Titans preseason game of Fox, Moss again teased that he believed that dawning a pro jersey again was a real possibility.  Moss stated, “I actually have not lost the itch” to play football. It is the “love of the game,” he said, that has him wanting to get back on the field. 

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Carolina Panthers vs Buffalo Bills: 3 Up and 3 Down

Carolina Panthers vs Buffalo Bills: 3 Up and 3 Down

Finally, the Panthers hit the field for real, well sort of. Carolina traveled to Western New York to take on the Buffalo Bills for the first of 4 pre-season games. There were lots of questions going into this one and some of those  questions did get answers but after the game some questions still remained.

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Which Linebackers will Make the Final Roster

Which Linebackers will Make the Final Roster

The term, “embarrassment of riches,” doesn't even begin to describe how loaded the Panther’s linebacking corp is as a whole. The group has many of the key components that make up a special unit; there is star power, athleticism, smarts, cohesion, and most importantly depth. Over the next few weeks, Ron Rivera and Co. will begin to thin out the team and try to keep the 53 best football players on the roster. This will be no easy task, hours and hours will be spent in front of game tape and whiteboards in their attempt of choosing the best players for the team. Six linebackers made the final cut last year; and with more depth and competition, could we see that number rise? Let’s find out.

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