Three Post Draft Moves The Panthers Should Make
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All things considered, new Panthers GM Dave Gettleman is off to a pretty good start. He shaved some cap money after taking over a team that was $16 mill over the cap. He added some bargains in free agency like Ted Ginn, Dominek Hixon, Chase Blackburn, Drayton Florence, DJ Moore and Mike Mitchell. And, in the draft, he began to build this D-Line into one of the best in the NFL (if Star and Short work out and Hardy resigns of course).
But, there are still a few things I would love to see the Master of the Hog Molly do before the season kicks off in September.
1) Cut Deangelo. Yes, I have been asking for this for awhile now, but now is your chance Panthers. Kenjon Barner gives them a guy they can use on 3rd downs. Let Stew and Tolbert do the rest. And, save $5 mill against the cap this year to use on other needs. I asked Gettleman today on The Mac Attack if this could happen and he didn’t rule it out.
2) Sign Charles Woodson. The poor guy is begging for a deal. Give him a cheap one year deal. Let me help coach up the young DBs and be a veteran presence in a very young Secondary.
3) Sign Tyson Clabo. The Falcons released the OT in a cap move. He was a Pro Bowler in 2010 and Pro Football Focus ranks him as the 5th best RT from last season. A clear upgrade over Byron Bell. And, you could kick Bell inside while you are at it. Need to protect the Franchise QB.