The Carolina Panthers will enter the preseason with their kicker and punter positions both up in the air.
That's an oddity around here.
For the better part of 18 years the Panthers have enjoyed incredible stability with kicker John Kasay and punters Jason Baker and Todd Sauerbrun.
This afternoon the Carolina Panthers elected to cut punter Jason Baker who underperformed, especially as a directional punter in 2011. As it stood Baker slowly declined from a solid punter, to a rather mediocre one- averaging just 42.7 yards per punt last season. Now the Panthers will likely look to fill the role through the draft. Thus far the organization have been pretty surgical...
(By Scott Fowler, email@example.com) Carolina started its game against Tennessee very poorly. The Panthers were behind 7-0 only 64 seconds into the game and 14-0 before it was 10 minutes old.The Panthers went three-and-out on the first series of the game, and then Jason Baker's 56-yard punt was run back 79 yards for a touchdown down the sideline by Marc Mariani.