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S Roman Harper - Carolina Panthers

6-1, 191Born: 12-11-1982College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

Another of David Gettleman's bargain basement signings in the defensive backfield, Roman Harper will slot in at strong safety and perform a similar role to that of Mike Mitchell last season as a blitzer and downhill force against the run. Harper has always been a consistent fantasy safety, but his numbers fell off a cliff last year with the Saints' use of Kenny Vaccaro and Malcolm Jenkins. Harper may be a liability in coverage in Carolina at times, but used in the right way he can come close to Mitchell's 45-15 line from 2013, putting him in the solid DB3 with upside range. (May 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 19, 13, 17, 25, 28
Overall Redraft - 76, 58
S Dynasty - 21, 22, 22

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2011 NO 16 73 23 7.5 2 1 0 7 0
2012 NO 16 89 27 0 0 0 2 11 0
2013 NO 9 25 12 0 0 1 1 1 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 72 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 73 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Panthers | Injury updates (Mon Aug 25, 01:30 PM) - Carolina Panthers OG Trai Turner (groin) and DEs Greg Hardy (shoulder) and Charles Johnson (hamstring) sat out of practice Sunday, Aug. 24. SS Roman Harper (toe), who missed the first three preseason games, practiced for the first time. LB Chase Blackburn (back) also returned to practice.

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Panthers | Two return (Sun Aug 24, 11:29 PM) - Carolina Panthers LB Chase Blackburn (back) and SS Roman Harper (toe) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 24.

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Panthers | Charles Johnson among inactives (Fri Aug 22, 08:48 PM) - Carolina Panthers LB Chase Blackburn (back), OT Nate Chandler (undisclosed), SS Roman Harper (toe), DT Charles Johnson (hamstring), TE Mike McNeill (knee), RB Darrin Reaves (undisclosed) and OG Trai Turner (undisclosed) were inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the New England Patriots.

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Panthers | Several won't play (Fri Aug 22, 05:34 PM) - Carolina Panthers DT Charles Johnson (hamstring), SS Roman Harper (toe), OT Nate Chandler (undisclosed), OG Trai Turner (undisclosed), TE Mike McNeill (knee), RB Darrin Reaves (undisclosed) and LB Chase Blackburn (back) all will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

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