Panthers Interested in Safety Donte Whitner

Safety has been a position for the Panthers before Marcus Ball suffered an injury requiring surgery and Dean Marlowe pulled up lame with a hamstring injury. Carolina has been hoping that Tre Boston could step into that starting strong safety and play well enough to have these younger unproven players find enough practice reps where they could step in a supportive role.

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Panthers a Potential Landing Spot for DJ Swearinger

Panthers a Potential Landing Spot for DJ Swearinger

Yesterday, the Texans parted with DJ Swearinger after two years.  The former USC gamecock, according to NFL.com, after he struggled mightily in his 22 starts in Houston.  Ranked in the bottom tier of safeties in both 2013 and 2013, 71 out of 86 and 78 out of 87 respectively.

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Gettleman Hopes to Find Safety in Free Agency

Gettleman Hopes to Find Safety in Free Agency

“You use free agency to set up the draft,” Panthers General Manager has repeated. It’s not sexy, but neither are the teams that usually spend big in February either. The real nookie is made in the draft because rarely do hired guns turn out to be franchise anchors. And if they do, it’s usually them just re-signing with their current team to a long-term deal.  Quarterbacks, left tackles, defensive ends, and even wide receivers are simply too expensive to buy in their prime. Maybe if a team is a piece away from a Super Bowl run, they can go after a high profile free agent.  Gettleman, however, has reiterated that long-term success is built in the draft, leaving free agency as mainly a means to maximizing draft value. 

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