Former Panthers Lineman Shining With New Team

Bradley Bozeman started all 17 games at center for the Panthers last year
Bradley Bozeman started all 17 games at center for the Panthers last year / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Panthers starting center Bradley Bozeman was let go by Carolina but is already shining for his new team, the Los Angeles Chargers.

New head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that Bozeman was among five offensive linemen that stood out in OTAs (organized team activities), solidifying himself as a likely starter for the organization.

Bozeman spent the last two years with the Panthers, starting all 17 games last season. While Carolina preferred to go in a different direction, it didn't take Bozeman long to land on his feet.

Former Panthers Center Bradley Bozeman Shining With Chargers

Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, Bozeman was with them for four years before joining the Panthers.

He's been remarkably durable throughout his career, starting every game in four of the last five seasons. Harbaugh is known for his mauling offensive style that propelled him to a championship at Michigan, so Bozeman will be critical to set the tone in the trenches.

Expectations are already high with Harbaugh saying Los Angeles' group is "on track to be a top-tier offensive line in the NFL." Against difficult ferocious fronts like the Kansas City Chiefs', Harbaugh better hope he's right.

The Panthers are moving forward with a revamped offensive line and supporting cast, hoping to better utilize Bryce Young's skillset and improve on a troublesome 2-15 campaign last year. If the offensive line struggles while Bozeman plays well for the Chargers, fair questions will be raised about whether the team should've kept him.

Either way, it's nice to see Bozeman finding success in his new city, though here's hoping that success doesn't come at Carolina's expense.

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