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March 17, 2010

Brayton back with Panthers

    The Panthers have brought back DE Tyler Brayton on a three-year contract, according to his agent.

    Tom Mills said he didn't want to reveal the financial details, per Brayton's request.

    The team negotiated with him prior to the start of free agency, and he visited Seattle before agreeing to return. 

    The 30-year-old (he's the fourth on the roster) lends some stability to a thin position, since 22-year-old Everette Brown and 23-year-old Charles Johnson were the projected starters.

— Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on March 17, 2010 at 02:55 PM | Permalink


AWESOME!!! Glad to hear he's back.

Posted by: Scott | Mar 17, 2010 3:02:09 PM

Great news!

Posted by: dw | Mar 17, 2010 3:04:49 PM

This is awesome news. He's a solid DE for us. We'll need to pluck another two via FA or the draft.

Posted by: Jake | Mar 17, 2010 3:10:32 PM

Finally the panthers made one smart move. Can't wait til Hurney is fired.

Posted by: panthersguy58 | Mar 17, 2010 3:16:24 PM

This is great news!! Brayton gives 110% effort. Brayton wants to be in Charlotte. He is the anti-Peppers. He will likely beat out Everette Brown who has yet to prove he can play the run.
Now sign Moose to a 1 yr vet minimum contract

Posted by: Jimcat | Mar 17, 2010 3:17:10 PM

We needed a vet on the line

Posted by: Mikey | Mar 17, 2010 3:21:53 PM

some dl leaderership,....good

Posted by: will | Mar 17, 2010 3:26:05 PM

Great news! Brayton isn't the most talented guy, but he gives it everything he has and leaves it all on the field!

I think Meeks used him very well last year by sliding him to DT on passing downs and bringing in Charles Johnson at end.

Thanks for coming back Tyler!!

Posted by: Matt West | Mar 17, 2010 3:39:43 PM


Posted by: J.E.MITCHELL | Mar 17, 2010 3:43:47 PM

Finally they make one smart move!

Posted by: Holmes | Mar 17, 2010 3:48:37 PM

im not a big brayton fan but he adds depth. good news for the handwringers.

Posted by: raydaz | Mar 17, 2010 3:51:20 PM

He should have a chance to start and be a leader on a young defense- smart move here, especially after looking at the free agent pool for DE's today on ESPN- empty cupboard!

Posted by: bret | Mar 17, 2010 3:53:18 PM

Solid, versatile, and cheap. He's the perfect Panther.

Posted by: Authority | Mar 17, 2010 4:10:24 PM

Ok, offensive line, it's time to buy new cups.

Posted by: Ben | Mar 17, 2010 4:41:12 PM

Good. We needed DEPTH.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Mar 17, 2010 5:10:29 PM

Awesome. He had a great year

Posted by: carson m | Mar 17, 2010 5:37:36 PM

*good, not great. Check that

Posted by: carson m | Mar 17, 2010 5:38:27 PM

Great news! About time we have a starter returning to our line.

Posted by: CatzFan | Mar 17, 2010 5:54:45 PM

A guy who plays hard and has Heart gets rewarded good deal now do the same for Richard Marshall.........

Posted by: Tripp Mcneill | Mar 17, 2010 5:57:51 PM

woooohaaaa!!! we needed him bad. brown is way too small to stop the run and johnson, as good as he looked when he played, is still unproven. great sign hurney

Posted by: raf | Mar 17, 2010 6:47:29 PM

Thank u!

Posted by: Greg S | Mar 17, 2010 7:06:05 PM

That's a great move. Now, what they SHOULD do is sign Jason Taylor to the same contract he had last year in Miami (think it was only $1.1 million with incentives). He had seven sacks and scored a defensive touchdown as an OLB in the 3-4. I still think he's got gas in the tank as a situational pass rusher at DE.

Oh, and I beat I was probably the first person to get this idea ...

Posted by: Shane | Mar 17, 2010 7:20:12 PM

Tyler did put in work ! I'm glad people were paying attention !

Posted by: nasty704 | Mar 17, 2010 8:42:22 PM

shane to update you we're rebuilding with youth. while taylor is a stud he's like 394753490265837645892346 years old in football years. older than all of the guys we let go except maybe delhomme. he might be a fix for a year but that's not what we're doing.

Posted by: charlottean | Mar 17, 2010 8:42:43 PM

I'm good with "just for a year", we need some maturity and continuity. He's well worth a relatively low salary.

Posted by: Ron | Mar 17, 2010 9:51:34 PM

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