Carolina Panthers: 5 Players Who Would Start for Other Teams

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Carolina Panthers: 5 Players Who Would Start for Other Teams
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Louis Murphy (18) is the newest addition to the Carolina Panthers.

The Carolina Panthers are not the deepest team in the NFL, but there are at least a handful of non-starters on the Panthers' roster who could start for several other, if not most, NFL teams.

Carolina improved its depth at wide receiver this week when they traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Oakland Raiders for fourth-year WR Louis Murphy (via CBS Sports).

Murphy had 90 catches for 1,371 yards and six touchdowns in three seasons with Oakland.

Murphy is not an established veteran who can slide right into a starting role with the Panthers, but he adds depth to the position and increased competition for Brandon LaFell's No. 2 receiver spot. The move to trade for a receiver who is essentially guaranteed a roster spot effectively ends Armanti Edwards' chances of making the team.

The Panthers also traded away offensive tackle Jeff Otah to the New York Jets for essentially the same price, making the competition for the right tackle position one of the top battles heading into Carolina's preseason and training camp (CBS Sports).

The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reported that Byron Bell, Garry Williams and Bruce Campbell will compete for the starting role according to Panthers' GM Marty Hurney.

Here is a look at five Carolina Panthers who are (or have been) projected to play backup roles this season but who would start elsewhere in the NFL.

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