Panthers S Sherrod Martin will be heading into his contract year, facing pressure to put doubts about him to rest.
The Panthers placed starting CB Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve Friday with a strained left hamstring.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that Carolina would stick with a 4-3 defense at his introductory press conference last month, but we hear he has plans to mix in other looks on "D" as well.
The Panthers will have holes to fill this offseason, but one of the spots that is not crying out for significant changes is safety.
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Panthers-Browns game.
Carolina doesn't exactly have a strong Plan B if the new starting safety tandem of Charles Godfrey and Sherrod Martin doesn't stay healthy or performs poorly.