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March 15, 2010

Panthers add former 'Pack DB Hudson

    The Panthers continued what by their recent standards was a busy day by agreeing to a one-year deal with former San Francisco defensive back Marcus Hudson.

    Earlier Monday, they signed reserve offensive lineman Rob Petitti.

    The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has been a solid special teams player and occasional cornerback for the 49ers. He played his first two seasons with the 49ers under assistant special teams coach Jeff Rodgers, who is now the Panthers special teams coach.

    The 27-year-old Hudson has played in 48 games with the 49ers, but no starts. He was a safety at N.C. State, and has worked there as well for the 49ers, getting most of his action in nickel and dime situations.

    Hudson makes the third offseason acquisition, with their previous signings of WR Wallace Wright and Petitti.

— Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on March 15, 2010 at 01:07 PM | Permalink



Posted by: Scott | Mar 15, 2010 1:27:24 PM

Theres no doubt special teams needed some upgrades!
Now sign Terrell Owens to one year deal we can afford it and Steve Smith will keep him inline!

Posted by: Stonepanther | Mar 15, 2010 1:28:10 PM

dont forget the signing of Ed Johnson, although that came before FA began... lets not forget how injuries decimated this team last year and with a lot of healthy, young talent returning this team could surprise some people come next year.... but then again, it is only march!!!.... and no, do not sign TO.

Posted by: tmack652 | Mar 15, 2010 1:33:29 PM

I like the signings of Hudson and Wright. We needed these upgrades on Special Teams.

Posted by: Zach | Mar 15, 2010 1:33:51 PM


Posted by: Panther Man | Mar 15, 2010 1:46:27 PM


Steve Smith would keep TO inline alright...he'd knock him the @#&* out the minute he saw him.

Posted by: Duder | Mar 15, 2010 1:50:02 PM

Why are the panthers signing all these srubs!!!!

Posted by: Erock | Mar 15, 2010 2:00:32 PM

signing TO 5 years ago would have been nice. But you'd take away the whole premise of them trying to start over with just young guys now (with the exception of Steve Smith and Kasay)if you bring TO now. If anything, they shouldv'e have traded to get Boldin, he wouldv'e fit nice in our system.

Posted by: Tman | Mar 15, 2010 2:20:46 PM

This guy is a scrub!!!! Geez get with it panthers!

Posted by: Erock | Mar 15, 2010 2:24:36 PM

You don't have to have "name" players to do well on special teams. They have to be crazy and fast. And our special teams last season definitely needed changes. I don't think we can hope for big name free agent signings, but I'm still hoping for at least one more good wide receiver (+ Moose). I'd hate to think we're pinning our WR hopes on Dwayne Jarrett just because he had one good game. Kenny Moore maybe, Tyrell Sutton OK.

Posted by: Ron | Mar 15, 2010 2:41:57 PM

And yes, I know Sutton's not a WR.

Posted by: Ron | Mar 15, 2010 2:42:46 PM

Another scrub signing

Posted by: Erock | Mar 15, 2010 2:51:38 PM

We don't really need another DB especially the one with no stats starting for the 49ers past few years.What we need is a kick/punt returner and a veteran WR immediately.That is because it looks like they are gonna address the other needs via draft.
2 round 47th pick DE or DT
3 round 94th pick QB or WR
4 round 118th pick OL

Posted by: DANNY | Mar 15, 2010 3:57:00 PM

From what I see from what is currently on the roster (under contract) this is the team's needs:

QB-Backup, could also be competition but with Moore going into camp as the named starter and his job to lose. No projects or draft picks needed as Cantwell already fills that role.

WR-A starter and one for depth is needed.

RB,TE,OL-All three of these positions are fine as is.

DE-Only three on the roster (not including scrubs) and at least a fourth is needed. Backup or starter to be determined.

DT-5 players under contract so only an upgrade at a starting position would be needed.

LB-Only 4 on the roster. At least 2 more needed but only in a backup role.

CB/S-5 CB on roster with two able to be backup/emerency safeties. Only 2 prue safeties on the roster but both are starters.

ST-Replacements at both K and P could be used but not an absolute need. A kickoff specialist is needed. LS seems to be set.

Now with that established (or at least my opinion), here are some thoughts about who I think could fill those needs:

Posted by: DANNY | Mar 15, 2010 3:57:33 PM

I think the Panthers upper office is still stuck on Jake as if the Panthers can't going without him. Steve Smith, Mushin Mohammad, the running game, and the defense made up for Jake mistakes for the lost two year. In order to win Super Bowl you have to have a good quarterback. Jake is only a good backup quarterback.

Posted by: tmac | Mar 15, 2010 3:59:27 PM


Posted by: J.E.MITCHELL | Mar 15, 2010 4:04:27 PM

Erock, what kind of signing is this again? lmao

Posted by: Collison | Mar 15, 2010 4:05:16 PM

LOL @ TMAC. It is time to move off Delhommes nuts dude, this article has nothing to do with him, its over, he is gone. Now stop acting like a dummy.

Posted by: Mr Bernz | Mar 15, 2010 4:10:34 PM

It really does not matter who they sign at this point. It is clear the team is in a rebuilding mode and with the chance of a possible lockout for next season, the owner does not want to have alot of money tied up into older players who will be a year older after the lockout and will not be able to play at a high level. In a way it does make sens but from a fans view it does not. I think this team will just limp through this season, stockpile draft picks for the next draft and we probably will not see the results from all of this until 3 years down the road.

Posted by: Animal187 | Mar 15, 2010 4:29:51 PM

Maybe Mike Goodson figures into the wr package. If he could hold on to the ball and stay healthy he might be an option. Remember, coming out of college the scouting reports had him as an excellent receiver. He showed flashed this past year. He's fast.

Posted by: scalpers | Mar 15, 2010 5:23:55 PM

Wallace Wright = UNC.
Marcus Hudson = NC State.

What is this? Are they actually following the Bobcats rule of rosters?

Posted by: keepitreal | Mar 15, 2010 5:41:57 PM

Its really funny when you guys act like Hurney and Fox are stupid and that you know everything. You wouldn't last a day doing what they are doing, they aren't stupid.

They've had big offseasons before (Keyshawn, Mark Wahle) and it didn't work out. This year they are trying to revamp the team and keep us prepared for when our young players need new contracts, at the same time staying fiscally sound in case of a possible lockout.

Besides, we SUCKED on special teams. These two guys can help.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Mar 15, 2010 6:07:30 PM

The signing of Hudson was a great move... The NFL is a league of depth... and everyone knows that an injury can come at anytime... you need athletes that are capable and ready... some these posting must be playing and watching madden on NFL sundays were you can build your own players or waiting for the southpark league to kick off

Posted by: dcintegrated | Mar 15, 2010 6:49:08 PM

I pull for the uniform not Jake or anyone else. I hope we have a bunch of no names and we make the playoffs. We upgraded our offense the day we cut Jake. Ron Meeks will do fine with a bunch of hungry guy wanting to hit, tackle, and force turnovers.

Posted by: kevin | Mar 15, 2010 7:19:36 PM

Just looked over Danny's posts. I don't see a move to draft a DE or DT unless a Dan Williams drops to us in the second round. Look for the Panthers to wait for the preseason roster cuts to pick up the depth at those positions.
I think a second round WR and a QB in third/fourth, according to how the draft plays out. Later picks used for depth at OL, LB, WR.

Posted by: GooseCreek | Mar 15, 2010 8:06:58 PM

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