We mentioned the other day the extreme difficulty the Panthers are having keeping guards on the field.
After bringing back Geoff Hangartner for a third stint, they’re now shifting guys from the other side of the ball.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters they were moving defensive tackle Sione Fua to guard, to try to give themselves some degree of depth there.
Fua, a third-rounder from the 2011 draft, started 11 games as a rookie but was part of final cuts this year. They brought him back early in the season, but he’s well down the depth chart on defense.
There is no depth chart to speak of on offense. They’re looking to start another converted defensive player (Nate Chandler) at right guard this week after Chris Scott left with a knee injury and backup Jeff Byers went straight to IR with a season-ending foot injury last week. This is all after they cut Hangartner in training camp and the next two guys ended up on IR as well.