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August 02, 2013

Panthers add depth with signings, waive Gaydosh

The Panthers added depth to two positions that were in desperate need of it on Friday.

One day after the team released Geoff Hangartner, Carolina signed guard Chris Scott following an afternoon workout with the team.

A 2010 fifth-round draft pick by the Steelers, Scott hasn't seen much action since his University of Tennessee days. The 6-foot-4, 360-pound lineman was waived by the Bills last week after he reportedly couldn't pass his conditioning test.

The team also waived/injured DT Linden Gaydosh and claimed safety Ricardo Silva off waivers.

Gaydosh, the CFL's No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, injured his back last week at practice, and the Panthers may have more depth along the defensive line than any other position.

Silva played two seasons with the Lions and appeared in 14 games, including six starts last season at both the free and strong safety positions. He had one interception and one fumble recovery last year.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on August 2, 2013 at 05:03 PM | Permalink


scott is a camp body till they can pick up a vet at final cuts. silva is a mystery to me.maybe a camp body or jones and Campbell aren't producing.

Posted by: ray | Aug 2, 2013 6:37:46 PM

Camp bodies or backups to the backups at best. There are no long term answers here.

Posted by: Whitecomet77 | Aug 2, 2013 6:44:06 PM

What exactly, is the status of a player who clears injured waivers?

Posted by: criolle johnny | Aug 2, 2013 6:47:52 PM

@criolle johnny

A free agent

Posted by: Anonionmous | Aug 2, 2013 7:27:15 PM

yea just like o-line shambles , Good call... everybody they had planned other than Hangartner!!! Genius. And everyone they had planned last year! Shambles?

Posted by: 10-4!! | Aug 3, 2013 3:41:08 AM

3 dumbass comments from 3 girlie boys who know nothing about the NFL!

Posted by: Hugo Panther | Aug 3, 2013 4:47:28 PM

tru dat

Posted by: Panthersfans | Aug 3, 2013 5:38:04 PM

...and your header line says we added depth with Scott and Silva? Guess I need to reset my outlook on football players .... in the military we called that fodder

Posted by: mike in nicaragua | Aug 3, 2013 11:42:22 PM

You never know when your team may stumble on a possible keeper in ALL of this. Silva may have some value on this team with the assumed shortages in the secondary.

Posted by: Minister William Aaron Berry III | Aug 4, 2013 2:30:45 AM

Anonionmous, you're wrong. Players waived as injured revert to your IR if not claimed. Claims, though, are very rare in that circumstance. Jake Ballard from the Giants to Patriots is one of the very rare examples.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 4, 2013 5:34:07 PM

Remember when we cut Evan Mathis and now he is Philly's best lineman.

Posted by: Christoph | Aug 6, 2013 5:18:16 PM

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