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Panthers Need To Replace Piggy

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Earlier today the Cats released veteran Guard Geoff “Piggy” Hangartner.  Even though he didn’t have a good year last year, the timing was still surprising.

His fellow Offensive Lineman said it shocked them.  The reason?  Everyone behind him is unproven.  The rookie from Valdosta St. Edmund Kugbila is out with an injury and Garry Williams struggled last year when he played RG while Hangartner played center for injured Ryan Kalil.

Coach Ron Rivera says the plan is to let the young guys battle it out.  He even mentioned a guy name Hayworth Hicks who I previously thought was the grey haired American Idol winner.  Meanwhile the Cats have $13 million in cap room and vets Travelle Wharton and Brandon Moore are still available.  I think that money we saved on the Beason restructure could come in handy right now.  And, I hope the Cats eventually use it.



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