David Scott with Charlotte.com is reporting that the Panthers have signed back-up LB James Anderson and S Nate Salley.
Both played mostly on special teams last season, although Anderson had two tackles against New Orleans after starter Thomas Davis briefly left the game with a sprained neck.
Anderson is in his fourth season out of Virginia Tech. Salley is also entering his fourth year and played at Ohio State.
Barring injury Anderson will most likely remain a back-up for the foreseeable future. You might recall Salley was set to be the starter at FS prior to the 2007 season before a knee injury ended his golden opportunity. He will now battle incumbant second year man Charles Godfrey for more playing time. He can also play SS so he is a key back-up in the secondary though he more than likely will remain a back-up in 2009.