Two more players were added to the fold Sunday as the Carolina Panthers claimed Kelvin Smith, who last played with the Panthers in 2009, and was last on the Dallas Cowboys roster. They also signed CB Michael Greco who was with Green Bay.
I feel bad making it seem like these guys have no future, but realistically, based on their prior experience it seems neither have a legitimate shot of making the 53. Sure, anything is possible... but these definitely seem like 'camp body' signings to me.
Unless Marty Hurney and co. truly have an ace up their sleeve it does appear that the Panthers will plan to start the 2011 season with Chris Gamble and Captain Munnerlyn as the starting CBs. Some fans will see that as a major liability, and I'm not sure I disagree, but right now the CB market just doesn't represent good value. So many teams are looking for corners that the smart move may be to stay pat and see who is left on the market. Getting into bidding wars simply wont improve this team long term.