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Entering Carolina’s fourth and final preseason game,womens Cameron Erving Jersey, the Panthers found themselves in both an enviable and unenviable spot at wide receiver.
meaning some of those “others” won’t survive Saturday’s cuts.,womens Xavier Cooper Jersey,The good news is that the team has more depth there than at almost any other position, Devin Funchess, what with Kelvin Benjamin, and a whole host of other pass catchers. The bad news is that the team will likely only keep six wide receivers on its final roster
too.,Behind Benjamin and Funchess, Authentic Duke Johnson Jersey,in his second year out of South Carolina, Russell Shepard and second-round pick Curtis Samuel (who injured his ankle in Thursday’s 17-14 loss to the Steelers) are locks to make the final roster. womens Nate Orchard Jersey, Damiere Byrd, has shown enough this preseason that he’s probably safe
The question then becomes if the Panthers choose to keep five or six receivers. If six, considering first-round running back Christian McCaffrey can play out of the slot too, then that last spot should come down to either Kaelin Clay, and Brenton Bersin, now on his fourth team in three seasons since leaving Utah,Authentic Cody Kessler Jersey, who missed his second consecutive contest with a shoulder injury. But if the team only keeps five, then the battle for final spot – between Byrd and Clay – becomes much more exciting.
Both proved on Thursday that they deserve to make the roster. Clay had his best game this preseason by far,Authentic Shon Coleman Jersey, where Clay burned two defenders down the middle of the field. If not for a defender nicking his ankle on the way up, recording three receptions for 76 yards. That included a 47-yard bomb right before halftime,womens Danny Shelton Jersey,Clay would’ve had a 56-yard touchdown.
“When I looked at the replay,” Clay said. “I honestly didn’t feel anything ... those plays are kind of tough because they can be the difference in the score or the difference in myself,womens Duke Johnson Jersey, it looked like he touched me getting up, as well.”
Byrd ended up the beneficiary of Clay’s big catch. Authentic Cameron Erving Jersey,Three plays later, Joe Webb found him in the end zone for the 13-yard score, where Byrd held on even after a big hit.
“It’s kind of funny,” Byrd said. “Authentic Xavier Cooper Jersey, It seems like whenever we play at Bank of America (Stadium), I’m in the end zone.”
With the preseason now over, ,womens Shon Coleman Jerseythere’s not much either receiver can do now but wait. Rosters will be cut from 90 down to 53 by the end of Saturday; in a few days time, both men will know their fates.
In the meantime,Authentic Nate Orchard Jersey, whose girlfriend is due with their daughter in a few months, each has a plan for how he’ll spend the next day or so. Clay, said he’ll likely spend Saturday discussing baby matters with her.
As for Byrd, and Byrd said he wouldn’t dare miss his team playing in his city. Until then, he’ll have a more hectic day. South Carolina plays N.C. State in Charlotte for its season opener,womens Cody Kessler Jersey, both will just have to wait and hope they did enough Thursday to survive cutdowns.
“I think I’ve put enough on my resume,” Byrd said,Authentic Danny Shelton Jersey,'“to show that I’m able to play on this team.”