lone bright spark in 2018 Stitched Wes Horton Jersey , but the team must continue to search for a bona fide left tackle."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomPanthers 2018 season review: Offensive tacklesNew,47commentsA long time sore spot for the Panthers gained a lone bright spark in 2018, but the team must continue to search for a bona fide left tackle.ESTShareTweetShareSharePanthers 2018 season review: Offensive tacklesKim Klement-USA TODAY SportsEveryone’s favorite topic of the offseason makes another return for 2019 Youth J.J. Jansen Jersey , and that is of course the debate over the merits of the Carolina Panthers ever revolving door at tackle. This season tackled just about every potential story line available when it comes to personnel at the position. The big bright spot, is that we had the rise of a young and talented second round pick in Taylor Moton that looks like a long term solution at right tackle with some ability to play the left. To a lesser degree, we did an extremely rare thing in finding an in-season replacement that wasn’t a complete failure in Chris Clark Stitched J.J. Jansen Jersey , who admirably filled in as the position hit emergency mode. But the dark places included the full gamut:The continued disappointment of over-priced and under-performing acquisition Matt Kalil, who has worn out his welcome and his chances to play the “healthiest he’s ever been” fallacy.The crippling injury to Daryl Williams in a contract year, hurting his stock ahead of free agency and our options for last year.The ongoing lack of depth in the pipeline at a position that has hampered us most of Cam Newton’s career.As I said in the final Hog Molly Report of this season:Left tackle will once again be a priority in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Panthers will have to get lucky and hope one of decent quality falls to them in the middle of the first round Youth Mario Addison Jersey , or we are just going to be bouncing this same ball again a year from now. If we don’t our options are as follows:Pursue one of the not great and overpriced options in the free agent market. (highly unlikely)Re-sign Chris Clark (much more likely)Ask Taylor Moton to play left tackle again and attempt to re-sign Daryl Williams (unlikely)Pray that a potential mid round pick makes an incredible leap in his first season.None of those options are really something we want, so let’s hope that talent makes its way to us in the NFL Draft. Cam Newton cannot continue to take this kind of punishment if we ever want to win a Super Bowl, or for him to have a nice long career. Here’s hoping for the best. The Panthers aren’t playing Cam Newton against the Falcons this weekend Stitched Mario Addison Jersey , but they aren’t putting him on injured reserve so they needed to make another roster move to get Kyle Allen up from the practice squad.Carolina made that move on Thursday. Linebacker Shaq Thompson has been placed on injured reserve and will not play in either of the team’s remaining games.A shoulder injury is the reason for shutting Thompson down at this point in the year. Thompson started 11 of the team’s 14 games and had 79 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in those appearances. The Panthers exercised their option on Thompson’s contract for next season and could work on an extension this offseason.Allen went undrafted after playing at Texas A&M and Houston and is making his first appearance on the active roster. He’ll back up Taylor Heinicke this weekend.