Apparently, the Panthers didn’t need to wait until next week.
After saying last night he was likely headed that direction, Jon Beason was officially placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
He was replaced on the roster by cornerback James Dockery, who was claimed off waivers from the Browns.
This is what it’s come to for the Carolina Panthers.
In the last two weeks, they’ve fired their general manager and placed three elite players on IR (Beason, cornerback Chris Gamble and center Ryan Kalil). They replaced those stars with Dockery, Doug Hogue and Thomas Austin (I’ll give you a minute to look them up).
So for the second time in three years (going back to John Fox’s lame duck 2010 which unraveled quickly), the Panthers and their fans are forced to hang on for the ride for the last 10 weeks of the season, and wait and hope that what comes next is better.