Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton to retire

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Longtime Panthers guard Travelle Wharton might not have shrunk quite like his old teammate Jordan Gross, but he’s going to have the opportunity.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Wharton will announce his retirement Tuesday at a press conference at Panthers training camp.

The 2004 third-round pick spent most of his 10 years in the NFL with the Panthers, coming back last year as an injury replacement and playing fairly well.

But he ultimately decided not to try that route again, and will likely join Gross on the sidelines, getting skinny.

8 responses to “Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton to retire

  1. Good move, since Gettleman has let it be known that he doesn’t want you, Gross or Handgartner around. He’s gonna ride with inexperience on the field and in the locker room.

    It’s a gamble, so we’ll see how it works.

  2. One of the good guys of the NFL. And a rare player who could play guard and tackle competently even on the left side.

  3. This team is flirting with disaster and its seems like Gettleman is steering this ship full steam ahead right into the path of an oncoming NFL type iceberg….namely injuries to key players without having played a meaningful down of football this season. Good luck to both Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton in retirement. They will always be Panthers at heart and they earned their time of rest. The least thing the Carolina Panthers can afford is more injuries to key players nee Benjamin…after a disasterous off season orchestrated by Gettleman.

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