As Panthers shape secondary, Rivera hints that young players must step up

The Charlotte Observer
As Panthers shape secondary, Rivera hints that young players must step up
As Panthers shape secondary, Rivera hints that young players must step up

Hearing all of the plans the Carolina Panthers have for second-year safety Rashaan Gaulden might make a person's head spin. Big nickel cornerback. Small nickel cornerback. Free safety. Backup box safety. During his press conference with general manager Marty Hurney on Wednesday, head coach Ron Rivera said he wants Gaulden to fit somewhere. And that means trying a little of everything. “The guy who can give you the versatility is probably going to be Rashaan, and we have to give him every opportunity to find out if (big nickel) is a home place for him,” said Rivera, who added that Gaulden will also compete for the vacant starting free safety job — but needs to be able to plug in anywhere. That

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