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September 30, 2009

#Panthers may turn to veteran DT Hollis Thomas, cut this week by Rams

The Panthers may have interest in veteran defensive tackle Hollis Thomas, 35. He was released by the Rams earlier this week, in part to clear room for their younger players to play more.

Carolina, which ranks 29th in the league in run defense, has been hit hard by injuries at defensive tackle and could use help at the position.

Thomas (6-0, 340 pounds) may not be a starter anymore, but likely could provide help in the playing rotation. He's a former starter for the Eagles and Saints who joined the Rams this season. He had two solo tackles in St. Louis' first three games.

Thomas is a 14-year veteran who was known as a stout run defender during his prime.

On Tuesday, the Rams added former Panthers DT Marlon Favorite to their practice squad. Favorite was an undrafted free agent from LSU who spent the preseason with the Panthers, getting plenty of repetitions with the first-team defense after Maake Kemoeatu's season-ending injury.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on September 30, 2009 at 09:56 PM | Permalink


Cap room?

Posted by: Ben | Sep 30, 2009 11:05:52 PM

A released 14 year veteran would probably come fairly cheap... but it seems like a solid option at this point. We can't do worse that's for sure.

Posted by: appstategrad | Sep 30, 2009 11:14:04 PM

No thank you.

Posted by: Revshawn | Oct 1, 2009 12:24:08 AM

No thank you.

Posted by: Revshawn | Oct 1, 2009 12:24:10 AM

Makes you wonder if we should have kept Favorite for ourselves since the Rams cut Thomas and added Favorite to their practice squad. But it may be worth a shot there is no where to go but up at this point.

Posted by: Sheldon | Oct 1, 2009 1:32:11 AM

Who new the Panthers were going to need DT help...this just kinda crept up on us. /sarc off

Posted by: Panther Dan | Oct 1, 2009 6:40:45 AM

2 tackles in first 3 games... Almost as good as Peppers.

Posted by: james | Oct 1, 2009 7:14:47 AM

We need to look at getting a quarterback...
The Eagles just released Jeff Garcia, we need to grab him up quick and start practicing him during the bye week.

Posted by: Yvonne Conyers | Oct 1, 2009 7:59:35 AM

Do whatever you want Fox and Hurney,the end is near ,it's too late to save your a$$es !

Posted by: dee gray | Oct 1, 2009 9:59:56 AM

all i want for x-mas is

Posted by: ray | Oct 1, 2009 11:50:39 AM

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