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Julius Peppers Jersey
<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> The draft is one month away and the free agency buzz has mostly fizzled out. Here’s a look at where the Panthers stand in the aftermath."The Carolina Panthers entered free agency with only one real pass rusher Julius Peppers Jersey , Mario Addison, and two offensive tackles, Taylor Moton and Matt Kalil, on their roster. They had no safeties to speak of. They had also had their generational, All-Pro center retire with no replacement in the wings. With limited cap space they managed to sign a defensive end, Bruce Irvin, an offensive tackle, Daryl Williams, a center DJ Moore Color Rush Jersey , Matt Paradis, and a safety, Eric Reid. The front office didn’t have the resources to completely fill every need, but they gave as much attention as they could to each hole while maximizing value with each signing. Frankly, they are in a better position than I expected them to be in with a month to go before the draft.The draft is the only real remaining opportunity for the Panthers to improve their roster. They probably have enough cap space to sign their rookies right now, but that’s about it. The rest of what they can do in free agency is churn the bottom of their roster with guys whose contracts won’t qualify as a Top 51 contract and thus won’t count against the cap.Where does that leave the Panthers?Still wanting pass rushers. The Panthers improved in free agency, assuming Williams can remain a healthy anchor for the right side of the offensive line, but they didn’t really change their needs. They still need at least one more defensive end, offensive tackle James Color Rush Bradberry Jersey , and safety who can be expected to fill at least a rotational role. Their shrewdness in their free agency signings has lessened their needs and that allows them great flexibility to focus on their greatest one: defensive end.Yes, technically the Irvin signing gives them the flexibility to focus as much on interior pass rushers as edge rushers in the draft, but they already have talented guys on the interior. They need talent across the line if they are going to take that next competitive step to get back to actually winning play off games. The answer is Michael Palardy, for the record."Who is the punter for the Carolina Panthers? The answer is Michael Palardy, an answer that should be obvious if you look at the handy roster that the team keeps posted on or if you bothered to read our 2018 special teams review this morning.We felt the need to answer this very important question for two reasons: primarily because Google seems confused on the subject and secondarily because it is the offseason and when else are we going to talk about punters?None of these guys are Michael Palardy.Palardy, for the record, has been punting for the Panthers since 2016. He took over for an injured Andy Lee (who does appear among the above suggestions) that season and then beat Lee out for the job in a 2017 training camp battle. He is under contract for the next three seasons following the contract extension he signed last year.The suggested punters for the Panthers, per Google, include Lee Ian Thomas Jersey , whom Palardy beat out for the job, Mike Scifres, who retired after not playing a snap for the Panthers, Jordan Gay, who similarly never played a regular season snap in a Panthers’ uniform, Brad Nortman, who is also no longer in the NFL, and Jason Baker, who retired in 2012 after seven seasons with the Panthers and 12 in the NFL. Palardy Curtis Samuel Color Rush Jersey , once again, is none of those people. Palardy, to be clear, is still in the NFL and still under contract to provide punt related services to the Carolina Panthers in 2019, 2020, and 2021.If you’d like to know more about Palardy you can dig into researching his statistics (he is a pretty average punter) here. You can also take a look at a breakdown of his contract (he is paid like a pretty average punter) here. If you want even more than that then I must direct you to this photo shoot with the rest of the Panthers special teamers in celebration of his contract extension. It really should tell you everything you need to know.

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