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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Panthers Sign OL, DB help

Carolina ended the potentially intriguing, but ultimately fruitless, tenure with DT Lindon Gaydosh.  The #1 overall pick in the CFL draft, Gaydosh barely saw the field and wasn't up to the level of gameplay.

In his wake?  Line help!

But not anything interesting.  Former Tennessee Volunteer and Buffalo Bill Chris Scott, a 2010 5th round pick who played extensively at LT for the Vols in the SEC but has never started in the NFL.  He's an ideal 6'4, 320, but at one point failed conditioning at 360.  He didn't have feet for tackle in the NFL, so he was moved to guard, and it's hard to say if he ever picked up the difference.

The Panthers also picked up former Lions safety Ricardo Silva.  Silva, 6'3, 225, was a small school prospect out of Hampton who went undrafted.  After working his way up from the practice squad, Silva was a deep safety most of the time per profootballfocus, so they may have been looking for more of a FS backup; the competition was all at SS.   Silva struggles in tackling for a player of his size, and could be more physical.  The Lions wanted him to work on his speed in the offseason, but released him last week.

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