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: Julian Stanford
Height: 6'1" Weight: 230 lbs
FA Status: Unrestricted
2020 Stats: 10 tackles
Analysis: Some special team players are often taken for granted, but not Julian Stanford. This is a guy that knows his role and doesn't try to do anything that he can't do. He can plug in at linebacker as needed, but he has made his living on the special teams units of the Jaguars, Lions, Jets, Bills, and now, Panthers.
Re-sign or Wave Goodbye: Wave goodbye
Although he was one of Carolina's best players on kickoff/punt coverage, I'd imagine Matt Rhule and defensive coordinator Phil Snow would like to work in a young linebacker by first inserting him onto the coverage units. Stanford is a quality veteran and it would make sense for him to go to a team that is in "win now" mode and doesn't feel the need to use rookies/young guys on special teams.
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