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1. Defensive Tackle
The Carolina Panthers selected Sione Fua and Terrell McClain in the third round of the 2011 draft to solidify their interior line. McClain is now gone and Fua is coming off another disappointing year. The Panthers top priority this offseason needs to be to solve their issues up front on defense.
2. Wide Receiver
Steve Smith is still playing at a high level and Brandon LaFell was a solid contributor this year. But Cam Newton needs another weapon to help continue his development as a passer. In the second or third round the Panthers should consider bringing another receiver aboard.
3. Offensive line
Jordan Gross and Ryan Kalil are still locked in to starting roles. And left guard Amini Silatolu will be given at least one more year to develop. But the right side of the line is a liability. Veteran guard Geoff Hangartner and right tackle Byron Bell could both be replaced this offseason.
BEST OF MAXIM
According to the Charlotte Observer, Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is expected to release cornerback Chris Gamble to free up $7.9 million of cap space. You also have to wonder if Gettleman will look to get rid of either DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart, with all of the money tied up in both running backs. The Panthers have a lot of tough decisions to make this offseason...
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Pat Yasinskas of ESPN writes that “there’s almost no way” for the Panthers to keep both RB DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
Yasinskas mentions that Williams could be the better player to retain because he has more “pure football ability” and “he doesn’t have Stewart’s history of injuries.“
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