With the start of NFL free agency just around the corner, we will take a look at each Carolina Panther who has an expired contract and breakdown how they performed this past season and whether or not they are worthy of another deal with the Panthers.
Name: Adarius Taylor
Height: 6'0" Weight: 230 lbs
FA Status: Unrestricted
2020 Stats: 19 tackles, one tackle for loss
Analysis: Adarius Taylor spent the majority of the 2020 season on the Panthers' special teams unit in punt and kickoff coverage. However, he did appear in 111 defensive snaps but he did not fare too well especially in pass coverage. Taylor allowed eight of nine passes to be completed including one going for a touchdown. I liked Taylor's effort on special teams, but he was a liability defensively.
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GM Scott Fitterer said there's going to be a lot of roster turnover, especially on the back end of the roster. This makes me believe that Taylor's time in Carolina has come to an end. Although he was primarily a special teams player, you want to have more production out of that role. If an injury occurs to a linebacker, it's important to have someone come in that can be relied on. I just don't know that Taylor can provide that.
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