Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/24/12
The Carolina Panthers take on the New York Jets this Sunday, August 26 at 8 pm (ET). Here are the players that are climbing up or dropping down the depth chart. Stock UpOLB Thomas Davis - Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said linebacker Thomas Davis will play Sunday night against the Jets.Davis, who has missed most of the past two seasons, is battling back from a calf injury along with rehabbing a torn ACL.If he has a good showing Sunday he could become a starter at outside linebacker again or split time with James Anderson.FS Haruki Nakamura - Nakamura has started the first two preseason games at free safety and looks to be ahead of last year's starter, Sherrod Martin, in the defensive back battle. He hasn't made any highlight plays as of yet, but if he can just provide stability at the position, it would be an upgrade over Martin.WR Joe Adams - The rookie wideout was taken in the 2012 Draft to add explosion to a punt return unit that has not had a return go for a touchdown since Ste...
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