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Carolina Panthers: Ten Questions for an Anonymous Panther, Chad Upshaw

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL



Everyone knows the superstars, the guys who find ways to get the ball in their hands with the game on the line. But what about the guys who don’t even get to stand on the sideline?

Practice squads help NFL teams prepare each week by running the opposing team’s plays. To do so, they make a decent salary, $5,200 per week. However, as a practice squad player, there is no job security.

Chad Upshaw knows this all too well. Upshaw was a tight end at the University at Buffalo and signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent. Like many players on the fringe, Upshaw’s NFL biography is a series of transactions.


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