Marlon Favorite was rewarded with a solid game against NY, and Nick Hayden given a demotion, with Favorite working with the first unit so far this week. Favorite, undrafted out of LSU, is the better run defender.
Still nothing on a potential trade, which at this point should be considered a necessity. With a strong runstopper starting, Favorite can be a good backup; Corvey Irvin can be a good backup to Damione Lewis. It's not ideal, but it's a start, and it's better than we have.
Dante Wesley was moved to free safety, in a move many had expected many times over the 7 years Wesley has been with Carolina. Wesley failed to play the ball in the NY game despite having a good shot at it a few times; the younger corners played better. Wesley, likely to be a gunner on special teams if he makes it, would also be the most experienced player at corner or safety depending on which he settles in at.
At safety, Charles Godfrey and Chris Harris are entrenched, and Quentin Teal has impressed at backup FS. Wesley's move probably doesn't endanger either player, but may put some doubt into Nate Salley's future if the team only keeps 4 safeties.