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On the Fringes: Opportunity Knocks for Panthers LB Clay Johnston

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of Cat Crave. The author of this post is Dean Jones.


    It came as no surprise to see the Carolina Panthers swoop to acquire Clay Johnston once the Los Angeles Rams decided not to take him on their 53-man roster after 2020 training camp. The linebacker has a close association with the organization and it was almost inevitable that those in power made him an offer despite Sean McVay's men wanting to keep him around in some capacity.

    Johnston worked with head coach Matt Rhule during their time together at Baylor. His father Kent is also on the staff as a strength and conditioning coach, so it seemed to be a no-brainer for the player as he looked to forge a successful career in the NFL.

    The Panthers stashed Johnston on the practice squad for the majority of the campaign. He appeared in two games throughout the season, featuring in three defensive snaps and 21 on special teams.

    A small step in the right direction.

    But what comes next will be equally as important.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on Cat Crave.

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