Thursday Evening FA Open Thread 2.0

What started out as a quiet day turned into an exciting evening as the Panthers came out of nowhere and traded what is being reported as a 2012 3rd round pick for TE Greg Olsen. It is also being reported that Olsen has agreed to a 4 year extension to stay in Carolina, though terms of the agreement have not been disclosed at the present time. 

The first evening thread has gone into overload, so let's keep the conversations flowing in a second thread Panthers fans!

News and notes from the past few days:

DeAngelo Williams is back! 5 years, $43M ($21M guaranteed). Read about it here.

- The Panthers have signed former Jets TE Ben Hartsock to a 2 year deal. More information here.

- In probably the biggest WTF moment of the offseason thus far, the Panthers have signed K Olindo Mare to a 4 year, $12M contract. More information on this signing here.

- In one fell swoop, James Anderson and Thomas Davis were re-signed to 5-year contracts. The Panthers have also added two more DB's to the roster: CB Cletis Gordon and S De'Von Hall. Details of their deals can be found here.

- In what can only be described as an emotional move, it appears that K John Kasay will be released today.Apparently the front office told him they were going to go in another direction, thus explaining the signing of Olindo Mare on Wednesday.

- The Panthers have released their official training camp schedule. You can find it here.

- Second year DE Greg Hardy was involved in a motorcycle accident last week in Tennessee. While he's not seriously injured, he will have to miss the first two weeks of training camp. You can read the Charlotte Observer's account of the story here.

- The Panthers have decided not to trade WR Steve Smith, and Smitty has said that he wants "to remain a Panther for life". I for one couldn't be happier! Details about this can be found here.

- The Panthers have agreed to a 1-year contract with former Eagles and Jaguars S Sean ConsidineRead more about it here.

- The Panthers have traded with the Bears for TE Greg Olsen. Read about this trade here.

As always, stay tuned to CSR for any breaking stories throughout the evening.

Let's hear what you've got to say Panthers fans! This is now an open thread!

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