Carolina Panthers Veterans Who Have Been Put on Notice This Offseason

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Carolina Panthers Veterans Who Have Been Put on Notice This Offseason
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Ron Rivera and his staff will be evaluating his team this summer.

The NFL is a business as well as its 32 teams. Each has an obligation to be successful, and sometimes that means parting with certain veterans, despite their previous contributions. This was the case with former longtime Panther and fan favorite, Steve Smith.  The Carolina Panthers' front office and coaching staff felt it was time to move on without him, and they made the difficult decision to cut him.

That was only the early weeks of the offseason, too.

Since the conclusion of the draft and the pending start to organized training activities (OTAs) and training camp, the team's veterans have to realize the importance of playing well.  Some know they will have a job at the end of August.  Others, who are at the tail end of their career, will have to fight off the up-and-coming rookies who are hungry to replace them.

This presentation will discuss a few veteran players who are on notice headed into camp and possibly through the 2014 season. For some, a poor showing could mean their jobs, while others will have to compete with younger talent that is either a rookie or has been with the team for a year or two.

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