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August 14, 2010

Panthers bring in LB help

Nicharris200p     Running short on linebackers, the Panthers brought one in Saturday afternoon, signing Nic Harris (at right). He was a fifth-round pick by Buffalo last year, but was waived after failing a physical because of a knee injury suffered last December. 

    Of course, he was also a poor fit for Buffalo's new 3-4 defense. The converted safety from Oklahoma had to bulk up to play linebacker anyway, and wasn't stout enough to play in the Bills new scheme. The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder was the 147th overall pick last year.

    To make room for him on the roster, they waived-injured C Steve Justice, who played Thursday but was held out of practice Saturday morning with what was termed a back injury.

    The Panthers were down to six linebackers for the morning practice because of injuries to Quinton Culberson (thigh bruise) and Jamar Williams (shoulder). 

    The only healthy backups for the morning session were rookies Eric Norwood and Sean Ware and former practice-squader Mortty Ivy.

— Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on August 14, 2010 at 04:57 PM | Permalink


He was a Great Safety Not sure he can make it in the League as a beefed up Linebacker, excellent range when he played college , why not let him stay at his natural position...

Posted by: Robert | Aug 14, 2010 8:36:49 PM

can he tackle the other team's punt returner?

Posted by: joe cool | Aug 14, 2010 8:48:03 PM

D. Jarrett will be in the Pro Bowl with 893 yrds. 7 TD's

Posted by: Todd | Aug 14, 2010 10:21:25 PM

Greg Hardy is Julius Peppers with an attitude. Hes on track to get 32 sacks this season.

Posted by: Kelly Tripucka | Aug 16, 2010 10:38:39 AM

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