August 25, 2010
Wednesday comings and goings
The Panthers are shuffling some bodies around, getting what approaches a healthy and full roster.
On Wednesday, they claimed T Kirk Barton off waivers from Denver, and released T Jason Capizzi. This makes six NFL teams for Barton, since he was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 by Chicago. He's also been with San Francisco, Miami and Cincinnati.
Maybe he's an upgrade, maybe not. If he's gone by final cuts on Sept. 4 it won't really matter. He hadn't made it here by Wednesday's practice, but should be here soon.
Also Wednesday, the Panthers got some of their own back on the field, as CBs Richard Marshall and Captain Munnerlyn were back from injuries, along with special teamers Aaron Francisco and Quinton Culberson. That left just five players out of action: DEs Tyler Brayton (ankle) and Hilee Taylor (knee) and CB C.J. Wilson, along with the physically unable to perform duo of Thomas Davis and Jeff Otah.
-- Sideline visitor of the day: U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell. Nothing against current WSOC sports guy Bill Voth, who was on the scene, but it would have been a good day for retired Channel 9 anchor Harold Johnson to show up. "The Big Guy," is running against Kissell for the 8th District congressional seat. We could have had our own debate on the sidelines, probably a little more interesting than Moore vs. Clausen.
-— Darin Gantt
Posted by Observer Sports on August 25, 2010 at 02:07 PM | Permalink
Did armantie catch any punts today?
Posted by: JAY | Aug 25, 2010 2:41:19 PM
Is Stephen Davis interning with the Panthers? He was at TC and on the sidelines for their preseason games.
Posted by: Al | Aug 25, 2010 3:36:40 PM
The Big Guy will be at practice soon enough, now that word is out that Kissell was there.
Of more importance, is there any update on Brayton?
Posted by: J | Aug 25, 2010 3:42:47 PM
Who cares about Kissell or has-been Johnson?
Posted by: Phil | Aug 25, 2010 5:18:19 PM
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