Carolina Panthers Roster 2019 Panthers Roster

0-0, 0 NFC South

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5:00 pm GMT, 9/8

After an encouraging start, the Panthers had a disastrous end to their season. At the midseason mark, they were 6-2 and seemed poised to contend with the Saints for the NFC South. Unfortunately, their season wet up in flames immediately after, as the Panthers finished the season 1-7 to finish with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs. This Panthers roster is still talented, and they have a quality coach in Ron Rivera, but if they want to get back into contention they’ll need to answer some serious questions. Here are some of the biggest.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Cam Newton Cam Newton C. Newton 1
86
#8 QB 1 6'5" 244 30 5/11/89 9 2011 1 1 Auburn
QB Will Grier Will Grier W. Grier 3
70
#74 QB 2 6'2" 217 24 4/3/95 0 2019 3 100 West Virginia
QB Jason Vander Laan Jason Vander Laan J. V. Laan 84
66
#102 QB 3 6'3" 239 26 9/22/92 1 2016 Ferris State
QB Kyle Allen Kyle Allen K. Allen 7
66
#104 QB 4 6'3" 210 23 3/8/96 1 2018
QB Taylor Heinicke Taylor Heinicke T. Heinicke 6
57
#120 QB 5 6'0" 198 26 3/15/93 4 2015 Old Dominion
RB Christian McCaffrey Christian McCaffrey C. McCaffrey 22
82
#3 RB 1 5'11" 202 23 6/7/96 3 2017 1 8 Stanford
RB Cameron Artis-Payne Cameron Artis-Payne C. Artis-Payne 34
69
#146 RB 2 5'10" 212 27 6/23/92 5 2015 5 174 Auburn
RB Reggie Bonnafon Reggie Bonnafon R. Bonnafon 39
67
#233 RB 3 6'0" 206 23 1/4/96 1 2018
RB Alex Armah Alex Armah A. Armah 40
62
#187 RB 4 6'2" 253 25 5/17/94 3 2017 6 192 West Georgia
RB Jordan Scarlett Jordan Scarlett J. Scarlett 20
70
#144 RB 5 5'11" 208 23 2/9/96 0 2019 5 154 Florida
RB Elijah Holyfield Elijah Holyfield E. Holyfield 21
70
#138 RB 6 5'10" 217 20 11/30/98 0 2019 Georgia
OT Taylor Moton Taylor Moton T. Moton 72
72
#23 OT 1 6'5" 319 25 8/18/94 3 2017 2 64 Western Michigan
OT Daryl Williams Daryl Williams D. Williams 60
84
#21 OT 1 6'5" 327 26 8/31/92 5 2015 4 102 Oklahoma
OT Greg Little Greg Little G. Little 74
74
#75 OT 2 6'5" 310 21 11/4/97 0 2019 2 37 Ole Miss
OT Brandon Greene Brandon Greene B. Greene 75
66
#134 OT 2 6'5" 306 25 3/1/94 1 2017
OT Kofi Amichia Kofi Amichia K. Amichia 79
68
#111 OT 3 6'4" 297 25 7/29/94 1 2017 6 212 South Florida
OT Norman Price Norman Price N. Price 63
67
#147 OT 6'4" 311 25 8/25/94 1 2016 Southern Mississippi
ILB Luke Kuechly Luke Kuechly L. Kuechly 59
96
#2 ILB 1 6'3" 243 28 4/20/91 8 2012 1 9 Boston College
ILB Shaq Thompson Shaq Thompson S. Thompson 54
84
#21 ILB 1 6'0" 228 25 4/21/94 5 2015 1 25 Washington
ILB Jermaine Carter Jr. Jermaine Carter Jr. J. Carter Jr. 56
68
#126 ILB 2 6'0" 235 24 1/14/95 2 2018 5 161
ILB Andre Smith Andre Smith A. Smith 57
66
#141 ILB 2 6'0" 237 22 4/20/97 2 2018 7 234
ILB Jared Norris Jared Norris J. Norris 52
62
#117 ILB 3 6'1" 241 26 7/19/93 4 2016 Utah
ILB Brandon Bell Brandon Bell B. Bell 41
67
#80 ILB 3 6'1" 231 24 1/9/95 2 2017 Penn State
ILB Jonathan Celestin Jonathan Celestin J. Celestin 48
65
6'0" 228 23 11/21/95 1 2018
ILB Jordan Kunaszyk Jordan Kunaszyk J. Kunaszyk 43
70
#83 ILB 6'3" 234 22 10/15/96 0 2019 California
OLB Mario Addison Mario Addison M. Addison 97
81
#42 OLB 1 6'3" 254 31 9/6/87 9 2011 Troy
OLB Bruce Irvin Bruce Irvin B. Irvin 55
85
#57 OLB 1 6'3" 245 29 1/11/90 8 2012 1 15 West Virginia
OLB Marquis Haynes Marquis Haynes M. Haynes 98
66
#185 OLB 2 6'2" 235 25 12/16/93 2 2018 4 136
OLB Brian Burns Brian Burns B. Burns 53
74
#103 OLB 2 6'5" 249 21 4/23/98 0 2019 1 16 Florida State
OLB Christian Miller Christian Miller C. Miller 50
70
#107 OLB 3 6'3" 247 23 6/19/96 0 2019 4 115 Alabama
OLB Sione Teuhema Sione Teuhema S. Teuhema 46
3 6'3" 243 22 10/17/96 0 2019 SE Louisiana
OLB Brandon Chubb Brandon Chubb B. Chubb 41
65
6'0" 242 25 10/21/93 2 2016 Wake Forest
OLB Antwione Williams Antwione Williams A. Williams 49
68
#97 OLB 6'3" 247 26 5/26/93 2 2016 5 169 Georgia Southern
SS Eric Reid Eric Reid E. Reid 25
80
#24 SS 1 6'1" 213 27 10/10/91 7 2013 1 18 LSU
SS Rashaan Gaulden Rashaan Gaulden R. Gaulden 28
68
#68 SS 2 6'1" 197 24 1/23/95 2 2018 3 85 Tennessee
SS Damian Parms Damian Parms D. Parms 45
69
#61 SS 3 6'1" 206 26 10/28/92 2 2015 Florida Atlantic
FS Tre Boston Tre Boston T. Boston 33
77
#27 FS 1 6'0" 204 27 6/25/92 6 2014 4 128 North Carolina
FS Colin Jones Colin Jones C. Jones 42
66
#71 FS 3 6'0" 208 31 10/27/87 9 2011 6 190 TCU
FS Dezmen Southward Dezmen Southward D. Southward 37
66
#76 FS 6'0" 211 27 10/1/91 3 2014 3 68 Wisconsin
FS Quin Blanding Quin Blanding Q. Blanding 37
68
#70 FS 6'2" 207 23 5/1/96 1 2018 Virginia
LS JJ Jansen JJ Jansen J. Jansen 44
63
#37 LS 6'2" 256 33 1/20/86 12 2008 Notre Dame
C Matt Paradis Matt Paradis M. Paradis 61
86
#5 C 1 6'3" 306 29 10/12/89 5 2014 6 207 Boise State
C Tyler Larsen Tyler Larsen T. Larsen 69
66
#71 C 2 6'4" 313 28 7/8/91 4 2014 Utah State
C Parker Collins Parker Collins P. Collins 76
69
#55 C 3 6'2" 290 25 5/19/94 1 2017 Appalachian State
C John Yarbrough John Yarbrough J. Yarbrough 64
6'5" 301 0 2019 Richmond
DB Ross Cockrell Ross Cockrell R. Cockrell 47
78
#3 DB 1 6'0" 191 28 8/6/91 6 2014 4 109 Duke
WR Jarius Wright Jarius Wright J. Wright 13
74
#152 WR 1 5'10" 180 29 11/25/89 8 2012 4 118 Arkansas
WR Curtis Samuel Curtis Samuel C. Samuel 10
72
#62 WR 1 5'11" 196 23 8/11/96 3 2017 2 40 Ohio State
WR D.J. Moore D.J. Moore D. Moore 12
66
#310 WR 1 6'0" 210 22 4/14/97 2 2018 1 24 Maryland
WR Torrey Smith Torrey Smith T. Smith 11
77
#87 WR 2 6'1" 205 30 1/26/89 9 2011 2 58 Maryland
WR Chris Hogan Chris Hogan C. Hogan 15
81
#56 WR 2 6'1" 215 30 10/24/88 7 2011 Monmouth - NJ
WR Aldrick Robinson Aldrick Robinson A. Robinson 8
72
#213 WR 2 5'10" 184 30 11/24/88 7 2011 6 178 SMU
WR Terry Godwin Terry Godwin T. Godwin 5
75
#128 WR 3 5'11" 174 22 10/23/96 0 2019 7 237 Georgia
WR Rashad Ross Rashad Ross R. Ross 19
67
#298 WR 3 6'0" 167 29 2/2/90 3 2013 Arizona State
WR Deandrew White Deandrew White D. White 18
66
#302 WR 3 5'11" 191 27 10/16/91 2 2015 Alabama
WR Mose Frazier Mose Frazier M. Frazier 14
61
#400 WR 4 5'11" 190 25 8/30/93 2 2016 Memphis
WR Jaydon Mickens Jaydon Mickens J. Mickens 14
68
#137 WR 4 5'10" 172 25 4/24/94 3 2016 Washington
WR Andre Levrone Andre Levrone A. Levrone 16
68
#217 WR 6'3" 220 24 3/9/95 1 2018
WR Damion Jeanpiere Jr. Damion Jeanpiere Jr. D. Jeanpiere Jr. 83
74
#150 WR 5'11" 178 22 12/8/96 0 2019 Nicholls State
S Corrion Ballard Corrion Ballard C. Ballard 35
71
#12 S 6'3" 203 21 12/15/97 0 2019 Utah
TE Greg Olsen Greg Olsen G. Olsen 88
91
#5 TE 1 6'6" 255 34 3/11/85 13 2007 1 31 Miami
TE Ian Thomas Ian Thomas I. Thomas 80
67
#138 TE 2 6'4" 259 23 6/6/96 2 2018 4 101
TE Chris Manhertz Chris Manhertz C. Manhertz 82
61
#164 TE 3 6'6" 255 27 4/10/92 4 2014 Canisius
TE Temarrick Hemingway Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway 46
61
#166 TE 4 6'5" 229 26 7/30/93 3 2016 6 177 South Carolina State
TE Wyatt Houston Wyatt Houston W. Houston 85
65
#157 TE 40 6'5" 255 25 6/21/94 1 2017 Utah State
TE Cole Hunt Cole Hunt C. Hunt 81
65
#158 TE 6'6" 255 24 5/30/95 1 2018
TE Dillon Gordon Dillon Gordon D. Gordon 66
65
#153 TE 6'4" 300 25 9/2/93 3 2016 LSU
TE Marcus Baugh Marcus Baugh M. Baugh 85
65
#156 TE 6'3" 247 24 12/9/94 1 2018
TE Desean Smith Desean Smith D. Smith 0
67
#145 TE 6'5" 249 24 11/2/94 1 2017 LSU
DE Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy G. McCoy 93
92
#5 DE 1 6'4" 295 31 2/25/88 10 2010 1 3 Oklahoma
DE Kawann Short Kawann Short K. Short 99
87
#11 DE 1 6'3" 299 30 2/2/89 7 2013 2 44 Purdue
DE Vernon Butler Vernon Butler V. Butler 92
74
#58 DE 2 6'4" 323 25 6/14/94 4 2016 1 30 Louisiana Tech
DE Bryan Cox Jr Bryan Cox Jr B. C. Jr 91
69
#148 DE 2 6'3" 265 25 6/25/94 3 2017 Florida
DE Efe Obada Efe Obada E. Obada 94
65
#190 DE 3 6'6" 255 27 4/13/92 2 2015
DE Destiny Vaeao Destiny Vaeao D. Vaeao 75
63
#82 DE 3 6'3" 299 25 1/15/94 4 2016 Washington State
DE Charles Johnson Charles Johnson C. Johnson 95
85
6'2" 275 33 7/10/86 12 2007 3 83 Georgia
DE Frank Alexander Frank Alexander F. Alexander 90
#28 DE 6'4" 271 29 12/17/89 3 2012 4 103 Oklahoma
CB Donte Jackson Donte Jackson D. Jackson 26
83
#33 CB 1 5'10" 178 23 11/8/95 2 2018 2 55 LSU
CB James Bradberry James Bradberry J. Bradberry 24
79
#61 CB 1 6'1" 211 26 8/4/93 4 2016 2 62 Samford
CB Kevon Seymour Kevon Seymour K. Seymour 23
73
#144 CB 2 5'11" 184 25 11/30/93 4 2016 6 218 Southern Cal
CB Corn Elder Corn Elder C. Elder 29
67
#204 CB 3 5'10" 183 24 10/9/94 3 2017 5 152 Miami
CB Josh Thornton Josh Thornton J. Thornton 27
66
#211 CB 3 5'11" 178 26 11/24/92 1 2017 Southern Utah
CB Javien Elliott Javien Elliott J. Elliott 38
69
#177 CB 5'11" 176 26 7/18/93 4 2016 Florida State
CB Lorenzo Doss Lorenzo Doss L. Doss 31
68
#195 CB 5'10" 182 25 4/20/94 4 2015 5 164 Tulane
CB Cole Luke Cole Luke C. Luke 32
65
#251 CB 5'11" 196 24 6/30/95 2 2017 Notre Dame
CB Ryan Pulley Ryan Pulley R. Pulley 36
5'11" 209 23 12/31/95 0 2019 Arkansas
NT Dontari Poe Dontari Poe D. Poe 95
77
#19 NT 1 6'3" 346 29 8/18/90 8 2012 1 11 Memphis
NT Kyle Love Kyle Love K. Love 77
74
#67 NT 2 6'1" 310 32 11/18/86 8 2010 Mississippi State
NT Woodrow Hamilton Woodrow Hamilton W. Hamilton 78
63
#132 NT 3 6'3" 317 26 12/20/92 2 2016 Mississippi
NT Bijhon Jackson Bijhon Jackson B. Jackson 71
67
#84 NT 6'1" 339 23 11/6/95 0 2018 Arkansas
G Trai Turner Trai Turner T. Turner 70
80
#16 G 1 6'3" 310 26 6/14/93 6 2014 3 92 LSU
G Greg Van Roten Greg Van Roten G. V. Roten 73
71
#92 G 1 6'3" 303 29 2/26/90 5 2012 Pennsylvania
G Taylor Hearn Taylor Hearn T. Hearn 62
68
#119 G 2 6'4" 320 23 1/11/96 1 2018
G Dennis Daley Dennis Daley D. Daley 74
71
#111 G 2 6'5" 317 23 8/7/96 0 2019 6 212 South Carolina
G Rishard Cook Rishard Cook R. Cook 68
3 6'3" 320 22 6/25/97 0 2019 UAB
G Kitt O'Brien Kitt O'Brien K. O'Brien 77
67
#146 G 3 6'5" 314 29 4/29/90 1 2015 Ball State
G Dorian Johnson Dorian Johnson D. Johnson 64
72
#52 G 6'5" 300 24 10/21/94 1 2017 4 115 Pittsburgh
G Tyler Catalina Tyler Catalina T. Catalina 63
66
#133 G 6'6" 305 26 1/24/93 3 2017 Georgia
K Graham Gano Graham Gano G. Gano 9
75
#2 K 1 6'1" 192 32 4/9/87 10 2009 Florida State
K Michael Palardy Michael Palardy M. Palardy 5
76
#5 K 5'11" 189 27 7/6/92 4 2014 Tennessee
K Joey Slye Joey Slye J. Slye 4
76
#27 K 5'11" 210 23 4/10/96 1 2019 Virginia Tech

Top 3 Panthers Roster Questions of 2019-2020

Is Cam Newton Truly 100% Healthy?

This is probably one of the biggest questions not only for the team, but for the entire league. A massive reason the Panthers collapsed down the stretch was due to the sudden downturn in Cam Newton’s play. Newton looked like he was having his best year since his MVP season, but a shoulder injury clearly hampered him down the stretch, and he missed the last game of the season. Newton had offseason shoulder surgery and according to the Panthers, is ready to play. Still, there’s plenty of reason for outside skepticism. A big reason there’s a lot of doubt is because of Cam’s troubling injury history. This isn’t the first time he’s suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery, so there are already questions about his shoulder’s durability. Couple in the fact that Andrew Luck just sat out an entire season recovering from a similar injury, you have a plenty of reason to worry for Cam. When healthy, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the game, but if he’s hurt, the Panthers aren't going anywhere. The Panthers should be honest with themselves, and realize letting him play through an injury would be a mistake both now and for the future.

Is the Rest of the Panther’s Offense Good Enough?

Although most of the worry is reserved for Newton, there are still concerns for the rest of the Panther’s offense. Namely, is the supporting cast around Newton super bowl caliber? There are some pretty big positives; the Panthers offensive line has always been solid and will likely continue to be this year, and Christian McCaffrey appears to be a bonafide superstar. Greg Olsen when healthy is one of the league’s best tight ends and has a strong rapport with Newton. However, there are some problematic negatives as well. For one, Olsen hasn’t been healthy in a couple years, as he’s only played in half of the games possible for the last two seasons. The Panthers receiving depth is also lacking, as most of their receivers are either unproven or past their prime. The closest thing they have to a WR1 is second year player D.J. Moore, who had an encouraging rookie year with the team but has still never had a 1000-yard season. Overall, there are a lot of pros and cons for this Panthers offense, and the pendulum could swing either way depending on how much their young players grow and their injury luck.

What Will the Panthers’ Defense Look Like Entering the Season?

Although much of the attention is on the Panthers’ offense, their defense has some questions it needs to answer as well. For one, there appears to be a lot of moving parts and things up in the air right now. The starting free safety job is yet to be determined, and they have two defensive starters with contract negotiations they’d probably like to wrap up. Those starters are Shaq Thompson and James Bradberry, the team’s starting linebacker and cornerback respectively. The team has also reportedly started to shift from a 4-3 defensive scheme to a 3-4 scheme, something that’s surprising considering how long Ron Rivera used the 4-3. The point is, there are a lot of things in flux for the Panthers’ defense, and a lot of things are likely subject to change. The defense may have some things set in stone, like Luke Kuechly’s starting position, but others are less certain. Hopefully the Panthers will get a grasp on the personnel and scheme they’re most confident in before the season starts.