Panthers reportedly have top-30 visit scheduled with Marshawn Kneeland

The Carolina Panthers really needed some pass-rushing help when we all woke up on Monday. Unfortunately, they needed even more when bedtime rolled around.

This year’s negotiating window opened a bit too wide yesterday, as the Panthers lost three of their top outside linebackers. Not only did they trade two-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Brian Burns to the New York Giants, but they also saw Frankie Luvu and Yetur Gross-Matos agree to terms elsewhere in the conference.

So, general manager Dan Morgan and company will have to find some gems this spring—and they may be ready to meet with one in Marshawn Kneeland.

According to Bleacher Report’s Ryan Fowler, the Western Michigan University edge defender has a top-30 visit scheduled with the Panthers. Kneeland—per Fowler—has also met or will meet with the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 6-foot-3, 248-pounder totaled 12.5 sacks and 28.0 tackles for a loss during his four seasons in Kalamazoo. He earned a second-team All-MAC nod in 2023 after posting 7.5 sacks.

Kneeland is the second prospect to have a reported top-30 visit with Carolina, joining University of Southern California wideout Brenden Rice

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire