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October 17, 2006

Terry off suspended list, out of NFL

   Very quietly, offensive tackle Chris Terry came off the NFL's suspended list Monday afternoon.

   Terry, who started his career for the Panthers and last played with Seattle, is a free agent. He'll probably remain that way because of his long history of off-field troubles.

   Given the fact the Panthers are starting Jeremy Bridges, who couldn't even make Arizona's roster, at right tackle, Terry's story is even more sad.

   The Panthers used a second-round pick on him in 1999 and he had enough talent to be a very solid starter for a decade. But Terry wasn't half as good a person as he was a player. The Panthers gave up on him long ago.

   Yeah, you can play "what could have been.'' But Terry's off-field troubles kept him from ever getting close to being the player he should have been and it's way too late for any team to try to salvage his career.

Posted by Observer Sports on October 17, 2006 at 04:51 PM | Permalink

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