The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
With Name Off Injury List, RT Saffold Practices With First String, Plans To Play Sunday Against Panthers
The fourth-year man out of Indiana hasn’t played since Week 2, but believes he can play and possibly start Sunday when the Rams travel to Carolina.
St. Louis (3-3) has won two in a row, both in impressive fashion, and will look for a third straight victory when it travels to Carolina (2-3) this weekend.
Studs like Graham and Gronkowski are in a league of their own, but the position offers solid players.