Carolina Panthers linebacker Brian Blechen (50) tries to tackle New England’s Joey Iosefa during the second half of Friday’s exhibition in Charlotte. Injuries forced Blechen to play strong safety against the Patriots.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Brian Blechen (50) tries to tackle New England’s Joey Iosefa during the second half of Friday’s exhibition in Charlotte. Injuries forced Blechen to play strong safety against the Patriots. Bob Leverone AP
Carolina Panthers linebacker Brian Blechen (50) tries to tackle New England’s Joey Iosefa during the second half of Friday’s exhibition in Charlotte. Injuries forced Blechen to play strong safety against the Patriots. Bob Leverone AP

Safety squeeze: Panthers feeling a position pinch after injuries to several backup safeties

August 28, 2016 7:03 PM