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March 20, 2014

The timing of Panthers' free agency moves in 2013

Our friend Tom Sorensen gave you a partial list of Dave Gettleman’s free-agent signings from last year in a column that ran in today’s paper.

As Panthers fans everywhere turn a deeper shade of blue while holding their collective breath for a receiver, lineman or cornerback, let’s take a look back at what happened last offseason.

Below is the full list of Gettleman’s signings and when they signed with the Panthers:


Feb. 7 - Signed street FA DT Colin Cole to 1-year deal

March 11 – Signed (renegotiated) LB Jordan Senn to 1-year deal before he became an unrestricted free agent (UFA)
March 12 - Free Agency begins
March 14 - Signed UFA CB Drayton Florence (visit same day) to 1-year deal
March 14 - Re-signed UFA QB Derek Anderson to 1-year deal
March 18 - Re-signed UFA TE Ben Hartsock to 1-year deal
March 20 - Signed UFA CB DJ Moore (visit on 3/19) - only one of 10 2013
UFA signings to not play whole season
March 21 - Signed UFA S Mike Mitchell (visit on 3/19) to 1-year deal
March 21 - Re-signed UFA CB Captain Munnerlyn to 1-year deal
March 22 - Signed UFA WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr. (visit on 3/19) to 1-year deal
March 27 - Re- signed UFA DT Dwan Edwards (agreed 3/24 while he was visiting MIA) to 2-year deal
April 2 - Signed UFA LB Chase Blackburn (visit March 26) to 2-year deal
April 10 - Signed UFA WR Domenik Hixon (visit April 2) to 1-year deal
April 25-27- Drafted DT Star Lotulelei, DT Kawann Short, G Edmund Kugbila, LB A.J. Klein and RB Kenjon Barner.
Post-draft- Signed rookie FAs CB Melvin White, S Robert Lester and DE Wes Horton (also LB Craig Roh, DT Casey Walker and FB Mike Zordich)
Added street FAs C Brian Folkerts and TE Brandon Williams around same time (also
LB Ben Jacobs, WR Brenton Bersin and DT Linden Gaydosh)

July 25- Start of training camp

Aug. 2 - Signed street FA G Chris Scott (workout same day) to 1-year deal
Aug. 26 - Signed street FA G Travelle Wharton (visit in July) to 1-year deal
Sept. 2 - Signed street FA S Quintin Mikell (visit in July) to 1-year deal
During season- Added LB Dan Connor, LB Jason Williams, G Travis Bond, WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt and G Geoff Hangartner

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on March 20, 2014 at 09:25 AM | Permalink


Who cares about this? That's last year! It doesn't do this team or the fanbase a bit of good to waste time posting this mess.

Posted by: PantherTruth | Mar 20, 2014 9:47:36 AM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Mar 20, 2014 10:11:08 AM

LaFell's comments were hilarious. Nice to see the WR's we had felt the same way about Cam that I do.

Cam can forever use his ankle operation now to excuse his bad throwing. "I just can't plant right."

Posted by: tony clifton | Mar 20, 2014 10:14:37 AM

Good perspective on why we should not freak out...but I am still freaking out! haha

Posted by: Chris | Mar 20, 2014 10:23:23 AM

Scott and Mikell were good finds that played well. Are they back with the team this season?

Posted by: HoggMolly | Mar 20, 2014 10:58:56 AM

we can probably pick up practice team WR's much later....but we'll still have practice team WR's.

Posted by: tony clifton | Mar 20, 2014 12:07:40 PM

Cam Newton haters need a reality check. Second player in NFL history with 7,500+ pass yards and 40+ pass TDs in first two seasons, joining Who? PEYTON MANNING

Lefell Dropped 7% of catch-able balls thrown his way. He had the worst ratio of the entire receiving core. he wont last long at NE is he plays like that.

I think Gettleman did correct thing. He didn't pay 9million dollars for the least reliable WR we had last season.

And Lefell probably did the right thing for his career: Took the money and went to a team were he can improve. (Instead of going to a struggling franchise, where his game could regress)

Posted by: Sean | Mar 21, 2014 10:37:37 AM

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