Get to Know: 53-man roster 

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- Brendan Mahon, who started at both guard and tackle spots at Penn State, is the lone undrafted rookie on the 53-man roster. [READ MORE]

- While Mahon provides depth at guard, Greg Van Roten could get starter snaps Week 1 following his climb back to the NFL. [READ MORE]

- There never was a doubt that Taylor Moton would make the roster, but he could well make a bigger impact than first imagined. [READ MORE]

- The depth up front also includes Corey Robinson, a player with Carolina connections who is yet to take a practice rep with the Panthers. [READ MORE]

- The Panthers hope the line's blocking duties are limited to practice for quarterback Taylor Heinicke, but they have reason to believe in Cam Newton's new backup. [READ MORE]

- The quarterbacks will be targeting a group that includes Damiere Byrd and that has wide receivers coach Lance Taylor fired up. [READ MORE]

- Veteran receiver Jarius Wright appeared to be on the bubble entering training camp but not after the way he performed. [READ MORE]

- There were no doubts about Ian Thomas, but the rookie tight end arguably exceeded preseason expectations. [READ MORE]

- The same can be said of Marquis Haynes, an intriguing speed rusher who could contribute as a rookie. [READ MORE]

- Jermaine Carter made it pretty obvious early in the preseason that he belonged on roster. [READ MORE]

- Fellow rookie linebacker Andre Smith, on the other hand, had to sweat it out a little. [READ MORE]

- And yes, it's a special moment for rookies that make the roster, but it's a bigger deal still for relative football newcomer Efe Obada. [READ MORE]

View headshots of every player on the roster entering the new season.

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