March 02, 2011
Panthers tender offers to 20
As we reported last week, the Panthers placed tender offers on 14 restricted free agents, tenders that might be moot under a new collective bargaining agreement.
The list is headlined by RB DeAngelo Williams and DE Charles Johnson, though both could be unrestricted if any new CBA includes the old four-year threshold for attaining that status.
Also tendered were TE Jeff King, CB Richard Marshall, LB James Anderson, S Marcus Hudson, QB Matt Moore, TE Dante Rosario, DT Derek Landri, CB C.J. Wilson, K Rhys Lloyd, LB Jordan Senn, WR David Clowney and LS J.J. Jansen.
They also extended offers to six exclusive rights free agents: QB Keith Null, WR Charly Martin, DTs Ed Johnson and Nick Hayden, G C.J. Davis and LB Nic Harris.
They did not tender deals to five players who could have been RFAs: S Gerald Alexander, LBs Jamar Williams and Abdul Hodge and OL Rob Petitti and Chris Morris.
We'll have more (including an explanation of how it all works) later.
-- Darin Gantt
Posted by Observer Sports on March 2, 2011 at 06:56 PM | Permalink
So we traded Harris for an injured LB that we then released the next season. What kind of screwed up crap is that?
Posted by: Nate | Mar 2, 2011 7:11:42 PM
Really it was just the owner cleaning out the higher paid underachievers. 6mil for him to get burnt in pass coverage, and I seen him get run over by more than one RB his last year here, it didnt hurt my feelings a whole lot when he got the boot although his leadership in the secondary was missed.
Posted by: Pantherz1 | Mar 2, 2011 7:34:11 PM
Godfrey was the one that always got planted in the ground.
Posted by: Nate | Mar 2, 2011 7:46:13 PM
Im glad they gave Moore an offer to hang around. He's better than Clausen is at every aspect. He's shown more potential to be a decent QB than Jimmy has so far anyway. Maybe Pike put on 30 pounds and will get a shot to see what he has to offer. He looked a bit like a skeleton with pads last year, but he flashed ability to move the ball.
Also wouldnt mind seein Marshall back. He's played well in the past, and could get back to that level with proper coaching. Really I wouldnt mind seeing all those guys tendered offers come back in a new scheme. Rosario could make a big push to be the "GUY" Rivera wants in his TE. Should be more interesting than last year at least.. Go Panthers!!!!!
Posted by: Pantherz1 | Mar 2, 2011 7:46:42 PM
"Im glad they gave Moore an offer to hang around. He's better than Clausen is at every aspect. He's shown more potential to be a decent QB than Jimmy has so far anyway".
The only thing Moore has shown is once opposing teams started to actually game plan on him. He became Jake D all over again. Staring down receivers, lack of a pocket presence. Throwing ints, finally constantly over/under throwing receivers. Moore does good when he has nothing to play for.
"Rosario could make a big push to be the "GUY" Rivera wants in his TE. Should be more interesting than last year at least".
Gary B as well can make a big push to be the TEnd Rivera needs. Just need to work on how to actually block, only reason he didn't start while Fox was coach.
Posted by: jerome carter | Mar 2, 2011 8:06:47 PM
Jerome, it looks like you have a bias against Moore. Staring down receivers, wrong. No pocket presence, really wrong. Throwing INT's, true. Under and over throwing receivers, really wrong. Please, know what you are talking about before throwing players under the bus. Unfortunately for you, he will be in camp earning his starting job back.
Posted by: bj wade | Mar 2, 2011 9:10:20 PM
bj, it sounds like either you haven't watched many Matt Moore starts, or you have an awful memory. I liked Moore, I just don't think at this moment he's the guy we should be rolling with. He was decent in spot duty before last season, but his performance early last year was just unacceptable for the QB who was supposed to be more 'polished' than Clausen. He's had four years to show he can run this team, and hasn't shown the consistency needed. If he proves me wrong, that's great..whatever best for our success.
Posted by: Bronx Mike | Mar 2, 2011 9:27:15 PM
what about thomas davis? and what is the plan with everett brown? can we call him a bust?
Posted by: spaceman | Mar 2, 2011 11:42:17 PM
bronx, last year was his only chance to show what he could do.Even if he was better than Delhomme in practice Fox would never give him a chance to play(Fox always went with experience instead of gambling or giving the young players some p-time)Really only last year with all the pressure being the starter & then taking over for Delhomme alone was presure.He didn't even get playing time in his first 2 years that I recall?Jake couldn't hold the starting job in Cleveland( & I know he was injuried a couple diff. times during the year) so that should tell you Moore probably should have same game time experience at the very least while Jake was playing terrible.Stubborn John Fox!!Being a first year stater I don't think it was as bad made out to be.One thing concerns me though looks like he is injury prone?Hope not I think he deserves to start next year if they don;t bring a QB in somehow?
Posted by: panfan1 | Mar 3, 2011 12:23:42 AM
This is by no means a reflection of past performance or loyalty but I question tendering Lloyd. I was hoping that we could bring in a man that could do kickoffs and extra points/field goals rather than use 2 roster spots for a kicker on game day. It would be great if it was a science fiction flick and we could merge Lloyd and Kasay.
Posted by: Jellis | Mar 3, 2011 6:57:44 AM
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