If you live in the greater Charlotte area, and have ever played safety or cornerback, it might be worth buying a ticket to Sunday’s game against the Giants.
You might get pulled out of the stands and asked to play.
The Panthers were without cornerbacks Josh Thomas (concussion), Josh Norman (thigh) and D.J. Moore (knee) in practice Wednesday, along with safety Quintin Mikell (ankle). Another cornerback, James Dockery, was limited in practice coming off thumb surgery.
That left five defensive backs on their 53-man roster to practice with. Cornerbacks Captain Munnerlyn and undrafted rookie Melvin White are the last men standing on the outside. Mike Mitchell will start at one safety spot, with just-promoted-practice squader Robert Lester or special teamer Colin Jones at the other . They did sign a pair of corners to the practice squad this morning, Greg Gatson and De’Andre Presley.
The hardest part for the Giants Sunday might be deciding which of their open receivers to throw the ball to.