The sudden retirement of 25 year old Jonathan Martin threw a wrench in Carolina’s anticipated training camp roster. With a now even more glaring need at the tackle position, the Panthers’ cut running back Darrin Reaves and signed two offensive linemen.
#Panthers signed offensive tackles Tony Hills and Davonte Wallace, and waived running back Darrin Reaves.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) July 28, 2015
Reaves played in six games last season for Carolina – rushing for 78 yards on 31 attempts. He also caught 5 passes for 31 yards.
Hills and Wallace are relatively unknown linemen. Hills played in 3 games for the Cowboys last season and Wallace, who was with the Dolphins in 2014, has yet to play a regular season snap.
These two are a far cry from Jake Long, whose name has been thrown around as an option to bolster Carolina’s seemingly weak offensive line.
A lot of pressure will be on Michael Oher to revamp his career after a few sub-par seasons. Can he do it? Only time will tell. I for one, am not banking on it.