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April 20, 2009

Panthers re-sign Anderson, Salley

Salley200p The Panthers have signed linebacker James Anderson and safety Nate Salley (at right) to restricted free-agent tenders, the team announced Monday.

Both played mostly on special teams last season, although Anderson had two tackles against New Orleans after starter Thomas Davis briefly left the game with a sprained neck.

Anderson is in his fourth season out of Virginia Tech. Salley is also entering his fourth year and played at Ohio State.

-- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on April 20, 2009 at 02:23 PM | Permalink

Comments

Yawn

Posted by: Wayne D | Apr 20, 2009 3:11:00 PM

When Anderson was drafted he was said to be Will Witherspoon's replacement on defense. What happened? Salley is a bust for the most part I think. Both these guys will be UFAs next year and will walk or play for minimal deals elsewhere. They should count their blessings and be grateful to be able to collect a little over $ 1 million this season.

Posted by: hbomb | Apr 20, 2009 4:26:53 PM

Wayne,

Intelligent response! PLEASE

Posted by: scoot | Apr 20, 2009 4:42:37 PM

cmon guys these players are good special teamers that can fill in, in a pinch.

Posted by: randy | Apr 20, 2009 5:03:14 PM

Yeah they both haven't truly lived up their draft selections, but these guys are decent special teamers and more importantly these are guys who know the system and provide good depth.

Posted by: rf | Apr 20, 2009 5:25:18 PM

Thank God! Now I can sleep well tonite! *eyeroll*

Posted by: emgeedubyah | Apr 20, 2009 5:37:23 PM

I fell asleep in the middle of reading this entry........Granted we have no money for free-agents this year, but ever since Fox has been here, watching the off-season for the Panthers is comparable to watching goldfish swim around in a fish tank.... I take that back, watching the goldfish is alot more exciting!

Posted by: jed74 | Apr 20, 2009 5:48:38 PM

What more do you expect out of 3rd and 4th round picks? Every pick can't be a HR. A single and double are good every now and then too. They both are very good on Special Teams and quality back-ups.

Posted by: Andy | Apr 20, 2009 5:56:49 PM

Hell yeah My homie James Anderson will be back, I miss him at the clubs getting drunk chasing fat chicks in the off season!

Posted by: Big Homey 1 & only | Apr 20, 2009 6:14:49 PM

It shocks me to no end how many comments on each and every forum or article are negative. I think you people think it makes you sound like they know what you're talking about but really all it does is show what boring losers you really are. most of you have no football knowledge what so ever.
Also the ones that want a exciting off season are also idiots. A quiet organization is a happy organization. Things should only be exciting during the actual season when the football is in motion. Until then can't you people calm down?

Posted by: pland67 | Apr 20, 2009 7:16:01 PM

Two points:
1) wrong metaphors andy (Homer, single, double) Not baseball. Football
2) anyone named Big Homey should never post comments

Posted by: charlesbright | Apr 20, 2009 8:17:37 PM

Should provide some solid depth next year. At least these guys know what is expected of Panthers and hopefully will really contribute next year. Lets go Panthers. Let's have a good draft this weekend.

Posted by: Panthers Super Fan | Apr 20, 2009 8:53:36 PM

I agree pland67.

Posted by: Leonard | Apr 20, 2009 10:21:13 PM

PLAND. YOU SAID IT BEST.... EVERYTIME I READ THE COMMENTS ITS ALWAYS OFFENSIVE AND NEGATIVE.. I WONDER HOW MANY OF THEM ARE REALLY FROM HERE OR ARE THEY JUST COWBOYS IN WOLFS CLOTHING....

I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH YOU ON A QUIET ORGANIZATION IS A HAPPY ONE. LOOK AT CINCI WITH OCHO CHINCO. DENVER WITH CUTLER, DALLAS WITH T.O. TAMPA WITH GARCIA.. EVEN THE PEPPERS SITUATION IS A QUIET ONE.. YOU WANT THEM TO GO OUT AND SPEND ALL THIS BIG MONEY FOR ONE OR TWO PLAYERS AND THEN WHEN THEY GET HERE AND BECOME A BUST YOU SAME PEOPLE WILL BE TALKING OUT THE SIDE OF YOUR MOUTHS ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULDN'T HVE DONE IT... NEVER HAPPY...

Posted by: Charlottenative | Apr 20, 2009 10:27:02 PM

Indeed! Go Panthers!!!

Posted by: Panther Fan D | Apr 21, 2009 3:25:25 AM

Both these guys are good backups and special teams players. I think over the course of his career Anderson has filled or is able to fill in at any LB spot, so that's a plus. I don't think it's bad to be a backup behind 2 great 1st round picks in Beason and Davis. The LB corps should be solid and deep again with Conner in the mix as well.

Posted by: Clarence | Apr 21, 2009 8:17:04 AM

A quiet organization is also one that gets blown out every year they go to the playoffs! You bums who say the comments are negative are obviously not Panther fans who are still hurting from that January massacre that happened at B of A Stadium. Every now and then you have to roll the dice even if it is a bust! Sean Gilbert was a bust, and we lived through it. But for a every bust you have there is at least one jackpot!

Posted by: jed74 | Apr 21, 2009 9:40:06 AM

"But for a every bust you have there is at least one jackpot!"

No, there isn't. You can just bust and bust and bust. What life experience has taught you this lesson?

I was surprised at myself for reading all the rest of those non-comments, but it's early and things are slow. But that's just stupid. It took us half a decade to fully recover from that stupid Sean Gilbert deal. Oh yeah, and the pick we traded away to get him became Champ Bailey. How would he have been instead of Gilbert? Yeah...stupid comment.

Posted by: Jones | Apr 21, 2009 9:51:16 AM

Ho, hum. I'd rather be a Lions fan right now. At least they have hope.

Posted by: dhog | Apr 21, 2009 10:48:54 AM

It is what it is.

Posted by: Coach Fox | Apr 21, 2009 11:41:40 AM

You idiots on here are just as conservative as John Fox with your "quiet approach to football" thinking. There is such thing as being too risky, and there is such thing as being too quiet.......can we guess which side the Panthers are on? Hense the reason Peppers doesn't even want to be here. I've road this "Conserve our way to the Superbowl" Train for too long and right now I'm just fed up!

Posted by: Smitty | Apr 21, 2009 11:52:30 AM

smitty and dhog are official idiots, never played football or really have no football knowledge, class of richomond raiders 92' and class of vcu 96' so i been there and done that, i think the two returning backups are a good fit, no problems with them and they know the system, solid backup and special team players for a bargain price.. i think we need to address the peppers issue and stay focus in the draft.sign and trade with philly is looking positive. a good source is out there on that trade. so look for philly to take peppers and give us their 1st and 2nd rd pick. and dhog, "you rather be a lions fan than a panther fan, i know you are really not a panther fan to amke that comment, we know you are a detroit transplant who really is ashame to admit that you are from detroit..i would too.lol

Posted by: teemac | Apr 21, 2009 12:12:29 PM

I guess teemac thinks his high school football experience brings him a Panthers expert....newsflash.....80% of the people who read the sports section played high school football!!!! All I care about is a championship for the Panthers, Heck, I'll even settle for a 3 point loss in an NFC Championship game! and obviously the safe road has done nothing but break our hearts. Giving us good seasons when we play soft schedules, only to let us down when it counts! Lets turn the safety off the gun lets start firing it!

Posted by: Smitty | Apr 21, 2009 2:42:30 PM

Agreed Smitty! Do we see NE being quite every year? NO! and see how they are competitors each and every year, even without a QB! This lackadaisical approach to football is getting tiresome! Sometimes you have to take chances to become a winner. "TRUE" Panthers fans understand this logic, I'm sorry some of you backwards idiots cant seem to grasp the fact that there needs to be some changes and chances taken in order to improve our team!

Posted by: C. | Apr 21, 2009 2:46:44 PM

Even though these signings are breaking news quality (Ho Hum), I would like to challenge the stellar Observer sports staff to pursue the two issues that are of significant importance to the Panthers franchise - the status of Peppers tender offer and subsequent trade and the restructure of Delhomme's contract. Now that would add some validity to your claim to be sports writers.

Posted by: DBIGCAT | Apr 21, 2009 4:24:44 PM

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