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April 28, 2008

Panthers announce 10 signings

    The Panthers just released this list of signed free agents:
    They have reached agreements with 10 free agents, including
defensive end Casper Brinkley of South Carolina and tight end Chris 
Conklin of Wingate.

Free agent agreements:

Casper Brinkley                     DE                        South Carolina
Chris Conklin                       TE                        Wingate
Cortney Grixby                      CB                        Nebraska
Breyone Evans                       FB                       Massachusetts
Joseph Fiedls                       FS                        Syracuse
Brandon Jenkins                     DT                     Mississippi
Damon Morton                        WR                     Colorado State
Taylor Tharp                        QB                        Boise State
Darren Toney                        CB                        Arkansas State
Dan Ziedman                          P                        Idaho State

Each player will have to pass a physical and sign a contract before
participating in the start of mini-camp Friday.

Posted by Observer Sports on April 28, 2008 at 02:17 PM | Permalink


Casper Brinkley!!!!! Nice

Posted by: Haywood Jablowmi | Apr 28, 2008 2:52:09 PM

Does anyone know if Darrell Robertson, the DE/OLB from Georgia Tech has been signed by another team?

Posted by: Josh | Apr 28, 2008 3:06:04 PM

will they be signing his twin brother Jasper too?

Posted by: chknwing | Apr 28, 2008 3:06:35 PM

Darrell Robertson signed with Cowboys

Posted by: chknwing | Apr 28, 2008 3:07:35 PM

Someone said that we signed Darwin Walker, DT. I have not seen it anywhere online. Does anyone have further info on this?

Posted by: Will Parker | Apr 28, 2008 3:08:45 PM

http://www.charlotte.com/sports_breaking/story/600417.html heh did you even glance at the Panthers Page?

Posted by: chknwing | Apr 28, 2008 3:10:15 PM

They would have to wait until next year for Jasper Brinkley...although they are twins, Jasper busted his knee early last season at USC so he got a medical redshirt and will be a redshirt senior this year for a top-notch USC defense. Jasper will most likely be a draft pick in 2009 if his knee is OK...

Posted by: Haywood Jablowmi | Apr 28, 2008 3:22:41 PM

Hell Yeah...on paper this is nice. Godfrey was a steal and u can never have enough GOOD depth at LB. Honestly, I know nothing on Schwartz but his size...he's frigin huge, and could be a nice grab. And of course Otah and Stewart...what can u say, two very good picks. Im thinming Toefield will return kicks and Ryne punts. Its a good role for Toefield, he's a north-south kind of runner and DOESNT fumble. Im pumped and now for the DT's in free agency. Walker was good but i say Grady Jackson...now thats a big ugly to stop the run. Hayden will probably put on some weight and use that strength to be a run stopper as well. Hilee will intersting...if anything a third and long rusher, go get the QB kind of player. All and all...im not disapointed.

Posted by: randy | Apr 28, 2008 3:36:27 PM

Haywood Jablowmi is related to Brendan Haywood. This same guy blowed up my draft board after 32 teams debacled and didn't pick him.

Posted by: Emmitt Smith | Apr 28, 2008 3:49:27 PM

Grady Jackson can also barely walk after all the surgeries he's had lately, Randy. At least Walker has some youth.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 28, 2008 3:56:24 PM

Wow, I no nothing about any of them.

hard to even find info on them. How many FB's did Mass have this year?

Why a punter? I see bringing in competition for Kasay and letting him rest his leg, but why Baker?

Would have prefered Santos or Paul Smith at QB. The kid at tulsa looked pretty good.

Posted by: jbw | Apr 28, 2008 4:21:15 PM

Lol, jablowmi, south carolina's defense sucks. In fact, their whole team is horrible. They don't deserve to be called USC (that belongs to Southern Cal) or Carolina (that belongs to UNC). Clemson is much better every single year at football.

Posted by: So Car sucks! | Apr 28, 2008 5:39:10 PM

jbw, a good way to go is searching [player name] NFL draft on google. The FB is actually a dude who changed schools for his 4th year because he had graduated from Syracuse, so he's a smart dude.

The punter is just to make sure there's a leg around for the returners since Baker is entrenched. And Kasay doesn't need any competition. He'll leave when he's done. Plus that guy (Rhys Lloyd) is on the roster already. And neither of the QBs you mention would have made the roster, so it's pretty irrelevant. Tharp had a decent season this past year in his first starting experience.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 28, 2008 5:44:34 PM

Uh, no, Clemsux. Their offense is much better than USC's (yes I said USC, most of the country recognizes Southern Cal as USC but here in the Carolinas, USC= South Carolina. But I wouldn't expect a Clemson fan to understand that). However, USC's defense is one of the best in the SEC and is far superior to Clemson's. They will contain Davis and Spiller this time, but due to USC's lack of offense it will be a good close game, just like the last 2 years. Looking forward to it...

Posted by: Haywood Jablowmi | Apr 28, 2008 8:54:31 PM

Ahem... still sitting at home watching old high school football tapes. I'm available.

Posted by: Chris Leak | Apr 28, 2008 10:35:53 PM

Chris, you're probably going to keep doing that for some time. Nobody in a league that actually exists (the AAFL) thinks you're a pro QB.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 28, 2008 10:44:10 PM

(*the AAFL doesn't count)

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 28, 2008 10:44:29 PM

the draft was solid and if we do great this year, the fact that we gave up our first rounder next year wont matter. Im excited to see the williams and stewart combo. Hayden and Hilee are nice late rounders too. Im excited for the season guys!

Posted by: Micharl Markland | Apr 29, 2008 12:21:49 AM

they will not be signing jasper because he got hurt last season and opted to stay behind another year....good pick up with casper though!

Posted by: Derrick | Apr 29, 2008 8:22:29 AM

It will matter, MM. That 2nd-round pick could have been Tyrell Johnson, Trevor Laws, Fred Davis, Calais Campbell, Quentin Groves, or Martellus Bennett. That 4th-rounder could have been Martin Rucker, Dre Moore, Quentin Demps, Craig Steltz, or Red Bryant. Then we could have waited until next year to draft an OT who might actually have the ability to play LT, because we sure as hell know Gross can't, and there's no way Otah and his terrible pass blocking should be there either.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 29, 2008 11:25:27 AM

Procton dont be surprised if we drafted Otah to replace Gross on the right side...and for a DT Booger could be a good way to go.

Posted by: randy | Apr 29, 2008 12:48:28 PM

OK, so if Gross is replaced on the right side, then he has to move to the left, correct? He's not good on the left, so what was the point. The idea is to put all your players at the position on the field where they perform best. That would be Gross-RT, Wharton-LT, and Otah-not on the team.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 29, 2008 1:52:00 PM

I would never use my real name on an internet forum.

Me - 1
MP - 0

I R teh winner.

Posted by: Haywood Jablowmi | Apr 29, 2008 4:07:47 PM

The voices in my head don't make me afraid to use my name.

Nobody-not even zero

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 29, 2008 9:19:56 PM

I think if everyone would listen, they plan on eventually moving Otah to LT. He started all 12 games at left. I don't understand why everybody is on his case. He was projected to go top 13 and we got him at 19. Yea, it might take him awhile to adjust to the pros, but we also have better coaches to teach him. He hasn't played the 1st down and people act like he is just a piece of C***. Give the man a chance for christs sake. All of the analyst are calling it a great pick, but you armchair QB's think you know so much better. Procton, should we assume right away that you suck at singing. No! We should assume since thats something you do, that you might be better than average. So many negative people on these boards, it's kinda sad.

Posted by: rclark | May 2, 2008 6:58:05 AM

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