Bersin was an active participant at last Thursday's practice, but his presumed absence from Saturday's preseason affair does not bode well for his stock with the team. Currently, Bersin finds himself in a position battle with both Stephen Hill and Kevin Norwood for a depth receiver spot. If Bersin is going to lock down a roster spot with the defending NFC champs, he will need to shine bright in the team's dress rehearsal preseason game next week.
The Charlotte native suffered an injury to his ribs during Carolina's preseason opener last Thursday and has been sidelined ever since. After putting together a strong impression in the early going, Bersin will have to prove his health and finish out the preseason on a high note if he hopes to see any meaningful playing time this season.
Bersin's production came entirely during the first half Thursday, including a nine-yard catch from Cam Newton on the Panthers' opening drive. After a couple years in a depth role, Bersin is clearly familiar with the Panthers' offense, as his team-leading totals Thursday suggest. So while Bersin should be encouraged by his performance, his rib injury makes the showing bittersweet and could make his practice involvement worth watching ahead of Carolina's next preseason game.
Bersin is questionable to return to Thursday's matchup with the Ravens due to a rib injury, Jonathan Jones of The Observer reports.
Bersin was sixth on the Panthers' depth chart heading into Thursday's preseason opener. It is unclear how significant the injury is, so his status going forward is unclear. The third year wide out is hoping to solidify a spot on the final roster with the team.
Brenton Bersin (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons, ESPN's David Newton reports.
With the Carolina Panthers ' other wideouts either healthy or listed as probable, Bersin wouldn't have a significant role in the offense even if he were able to play. He only has seven targets all season.
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