Panthers 2021 season opener countdown: 49 days to go

There are only 49 days until the Panthers kick off the 2021 season, so that means today’s roster countdown piece is dedicated to the player currently wearing No. 49 for the Panthers — linebacker Frankie Luvu.

The Panthers signed Luvu as a free agent this offseason after he spent the last three years with the New York Jets, where he was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Luvu has tallied 59 tackles (44 solo), 6 sacks, 1 safety, 2 passes defended and 1 forced fumbled in 40 games (four starts) over his three-year career. He lead all undrafted rookies with 3 sacks in 2018, and in 2020 he had 25 tackles (17 solo) in 13 games.

Luvu will be competing for a spot on the 53-man roster with fellow linebackers Paddy Fisher, Clay Johnston and Julian Stanford, and he has a good chance to make the roster if he’s willing and able to contribute on special teams.

What do you expect from Luvu this season, Panthers fans? Share your thoughts with us!

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