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Free Agency: Who can help the Panthers the most?

After an exciting 2011 season, the Panthers front office has to be thinking that they are on the right track to making this team a legitimate Super Bowl contender for the next decade. Below are a list of the 2012 free agents. I want to hear from you the fans on your takes on who is a potential realistic choice for the Panthers target in free agency. I know we don't have tons of cap space but there has to be a player or two that we can get that will help take us to the next level. If you can give a good reason why this player will be targeted then please put it in your comments. Sound off Panther fans! PLAYOFFS 2012 here we come!


Quarterbacks:

Richard Bartel – ARI (R)
Chris Redman ATL
Jake Delhomme - CLE
Kyle Orton - DEN
Brady Quinn – DEN
Shaun Hill - DET
Drew Stanton – DET
Matt Flynn – GB
Tyler Palko – KC (R)
Chad Henne – MIA
Brian Hoyer – NE (R)
Chase Daniel – NO (R)
Drew Brees – NO
Sage Rosenfels - NYG
Mark Brunell – NYJ
Kevin O’Connell – NYJ (R)
Kyle Boller – OAK
Jason Campbell - OAK
Charlie Batch – PIT
Byron Leftwich – PIT
Dennis Dixon – PIT
Charlie Whitehurst – SEA
David Carr – SF
A.J. Feeley - STL
Josh Johnson – TB
Vince Young – PHI
Rex Grossman – WAS
David Garrard

Running Backs:

LaRod Stephens-Howling – ARI (R)
Chester Taylor – ARI
Gartrell Johnson – ATL (R)
Jason Snelling – ATL
Jason McKie – BAL
Ray Rice – BAL
Tashard Choice – BUF
Tyrell Sutton – CAR (R)
Jerome Felton – CAR
Matt Forte – CHI
Kahlil Bell – CHI (R)
Chris Pressley – CIN (R)
Fui Vakapuna – CIN (R)
Peyton Hillis – CLE
Spencer Larsen – DEN
LenDale White – DEN
Maurice Morris – DET
Aaron Brown – DET (R)
Ryan Grant – GB
Derrick Ward – HOU
Brock Bolen – JAC (R)
Thomas Jones - KC
Steve Slaton – MIA
Deon Anderson – MIA
Lorenzo Booker – MIN
Michael Bush – OAK
Rock Cartwright – OAK
Thomas Clayton – NE (R)
LaDainian Tomlinson – NYJ
Mewelde Moore – PIT
Isaac Redman – PIT (R)
Jacob Hester – SD
Mike Tolbert – SD
Justin Forsett – SEA
Marshawn Lynch – SEA
Brit Miller – STL (R)
Cadillac Williams – STL
Jerious Norwood – STL
Earnest Graham – TB
Kregg Lumpkin – TB (R)

Fullbacks:

Le’Ron McClain – KC
Lousaka Polite – MIA
Jeff Dugan - MIN
Owen Schmitt – PHI
Moran Norris – SF
Earnest Graham - TB

Wide Receivers:

Early Doucet – ARI
Harry Douglas – ATL
Eric Weems – ATL
Brandon Jones – BAL
Roscoe Parrish – BUF
Steve Johnson – BUF
Wallace Wright – CAR
Legedu Naanee – CAR
Earl Bennett – CHI
Roy Williams – CHI
Andre Caldwell – CIN
Jerome Simpson – CIN
Demetrius Williams – CLE
Kevin Ogletree – DAL (R)
Laurent Robinson – DAL
Eddie Royal – DEN
Matt Willis – DEN (R)
Bryant Johnson – DET
Rashied Davis – DET
Derrick Williams – DET (R)
Stefan Logan – DET (R)
David Anderson - HOU
Anthony Gonzalez – IND
Reggie Wayne – IND
Pierre Garcon – IND
Tiquan Underwood – JAC (R)
Mike Sims-Walker – JAC
Jerheme Urban – KC
Dwayne Bowe - KC
Greg Camarillo – MIN
Juaquin Iglesias – MIN
Devin Aromashodu – MIN
Bernard Berrian – MIN
Deion Branch - NE
Wes Welker – NE
Matt Slater – NE
Marques Colston - NO
Robert Meachem – NO
Devin Thomas – NYG
Domenik Hixon – NYG
Mario Manningham - NYG
Patrick Turner – NYJ (R)
Plaxico Burress – NYJ
Chaz Schilens – OAK
Derek Hagan – OAK
DeSean Jackson – PHI
Limas Sweed – PIT
Jerricho Cotchery – PIT
Mike Wallace – PIT (R)
Patrick Crayton – SD
Craig Davis – SD
Vincent Jackson – SD
Isaiah Stanback – SEA
Ted Ginn Jr – SF
Braylon Edwards – SF
Josh Morgan – SF
Dominique Zeigler – SF
Donnie Avery – STL
Danny Amendola – STL (R)
Brandon Lloyd – STL
Micheal Spurlock – TB
Justin Gage – TEN
Kevin Curtis – TEN
Donnie Avery – TEN
Lavelle Hawkins – TEN
Malcolm Kelly – WAS
Roydell Williams – WAS

Tight Ends:

Mike Leach – ARI
Justin Peelle – ATL
Joe Zelenka – ATL
David Martin – BUF
Scott Chandler – BUF
Gary Barnidge – CAR
Jeremy Shockey – CAR
Richie Brockel – CAR
Greg Olsen – CAR
Kellen Davis – CHI
Chase Coffman – CIN (R)
Garrett Mills – CIN
Bo Scaife – CIN
Alex Smith – CLE
Martellus Bennett – DAL
Martin Rucker – DAL
Daniel Graham – DEN
Daniel Coats – DEN
Jermichael Finley – GB
Joel Dreessen – HOU
Marcedes Lewis – JAC
Jacob Tamme – IND
Jake O’Connell – KC (R)
Visanthe Shiancoe – MIN
Jim Kleinsasser - MIN
Alge Crumpler – NE
Bear Pascoe – NYG (R)
Ben Hartsock – NYJ
Matthew Mulligan – NYJ (R)
David Johnson – PIT (R)
Chris Baker – SEA
John Carlson – SEA
Kory Sperry – SD (R)
Randy McMichael – SD
Kris Wilson – SD
Justin Peelle – SF
Billy Bajema – STL
Craig Stevens – TEN
Fred Davis – WAS
Donald Lee

Offensive Tackles:

Levi Brown – ARI
D’Anthony Batiste – ARI
Brandon Keith – ARI
Mark LeVoir – BAL
Demetrius Bell – BUF
Erik Pears – BUF
Geoff Schwartz – CAR (R)
Garry Williams – CAR (R)
Herman Johnson – CHI (R)
Kevin Shaffer – CHI
Andrew Gardner – CIN
Anthony Collins – CIN
Jeff Backus – DET
Tony Ugoh – DET
Corey Hilliard – DET (R)
Mark Tauscher
Ryan Diem – IND
Guy Whimper – JAC
Barry Richardson – KC
Allen Barbre – MIA
Vernon Carey – MIA
Lydon Murtha – MIA (R)
Cullen Loeffler – MIN
Kareem McKenzie – NYG
Robert Turner – NYJ
Khalif Barnes – OAK
Stephon Heyer – OAK
King Dunlap – PHI
Ramon Foster – PIT (R)
Max Starks – PIT
Jared Gaither – SD
Brandyn Dombrowski – SD (R)
Breno Giacomini – SEA
William Robinson – SEA (R)
Adam Snyder – SF
Alex Boone – SF (R)
Adam Goldberg – STL
James Lee – TB
Mike Otto – TEN
Mike Williams – WAS

Guards:

Deuce Lutui – ARI
Ben Grubbs – BAL
Chad Rinehart – BUF
Kraig Urbik – BUF (R)
Mackenzy Bernadeau – CAR
Roberto Garza – CHI
Bobbie Williams - CIN
Jason Shirley – CIN (R)
Nate Livings – CIN
Mike McGlynn – CIN
Steve Vallos – CLE
John Greco – CLE
Montrae Holland – DAL
Derrick Dockery – DAL
Russ Hochstein – DEN
Donald Thomas – DET
Chris Myers – HOU
Jamey Richard – IND
Ryan Diem – IND
Vincent Manuwai – JAC
Daniel Connolly – NE
Stephen Neal – NE
Carl Nicks – NO
Stacy Andrews – NYG
Mike McGlynn – PHI
Trai Essex – PIT
Ramon Foster – PIT (R)
Paul Fanaika – SEA
Mike Gibson – SEA (R)
Chilo Rachal – SF
Jacob Bell – STL
John Malecki – TB
Jeremy Zuttah – TB
Jake Scott – TEN
Will Montgomery – WAS
Kory Lichtensteiger – WAS

Centers:

Todd McClure – ATL
Matt Birk – BAL
Andre Gurode – BAL
Ryan Pontbriand - CLE
Don Muhlbach – DET
Scott Wells – GB
Chris Myers – HOU
Jon Weeks – HOU (R)
Jeff Saturday – IND
Casey Wiegmann – KC
Joe Berger – MIA
Jon Cooper – MIN (R)
Cullen Loeffler – MIN
John Sullivan – MIN
Dan Koppen – NE
Matt Katula – NE
Ryan Wendell – NE (R)
Shaun O’Hara – NYG
Samson Steele – OAK
Nick Hardwick – SD
David Binn – SD
Scott Mruczkowski – SD
Chris White – SEA
Eric Heitmann - SF
Ken Amato – TEN
Fernando Velasco – TEN (R)
Kory Lichtensteiger – WAS
Will Montgomery – WAS
Olin Kreutz

Defensive Lineman:

Calais Campbell – ARI
Vonnie Holliday – ARI
John Abraham – ATL
Kroy Biermann – ATL
Cory Redding – BAL
Hilee Taylor – CAR
Israel Idonije – CHI
Victor Adeyanju – CIN
Frostee Rucker – CIN
Ahtyba Rubin – CLE
Marcus Benard – CLE
Louis Leonard – DEN
Derrick Harvey – DEN
Jason Hunter – DEN
Mario Williams – HOU
DeMario Pressley – IND (R)
Robert Mathis – IND
John Gill – IND (R)
Tyler Brayton – IND
Jamaal Anderson – IND
Jeremy Mincey – JAC
Matt Roth – JAC
Wallace Gilberry – KC
Lionel Dotson – MIA
Igor Olshansky – MIA
Kendall Langford – MIA
Phillip Merling – MIA
Jimmy Kennedy – MIN
Eric Moore – NE
Shaun Ellis – NE
Andre Carter – NE
Alex Brown – NO
Dave Tollefson – NYG
Jarron Gilbert – NYJ (R)
Ropati Pitoitua – NYJ (R)
Trevor Scott – OAK
Jarvis Moss – OAK
Juqua Parker – PHI
Victor Abiamiri – PHI
Aaron Smith – PIT
Chris Hoke – PIT
Raheem Brock – SEA
E.J. Wilson – TB
Michael Bennett – TB (R)
Kareem Brown – TEN (R)
William Hayes – TEN
Dave Ball – TEN
Marcus Howard – TEN (R)
Ma’ake Kemoeatu – WAS
Anthony Bryant – WAS
Adam Carriker – WAS
Phillip Daniels – WAS
Kedric Golston – WAS

Defensive Tackles:

Vance Walker – ATL (R)
Brandon McKinney – BAL
Amobi Okoye – CHI
Jon Fanene – CIN
Pat Sims – CIN
Brodrick Bunkley – DEN
Ryan McBean – DEN (R)
Marcus Thomas – DEN
Andre Fluellen – DET
Sammie Lee Hill – DET (R)
Howard Green – GB
Shaun Cody – HOU
Eric Foster – IND
Nate Collins – JAC
Leger Douzable – JAC
C.J. Mosley – JAC
Kelly Gregg – KC
Paul Soliai – MIA
Letroy Guion – MIN
Fred Evans – MIN
Aubrayo Franklin – NO
Shaun Rogers – NO
Sione Pouha – NYJ
Trevor Laws – PHI
Antonio Dixon – PHI
Antonio Garay – SD
Red Bryant – SEA
Gary Gibson – STL
Frank Okam – TB
Jason Jones – TEN

Linebackers:

Clark Haggans – ARI
Will Davis – ARI (R)
Gerald Hayes – ARI
Curtis Lofton – ATL
Jarret Johnson – BAL
Brendon Ayanbadejo – BAL
Jason Phillips – BAL (R)
Dannell Ellerbe – BAL (R)
Andra Davis – BUF
Reggie Torbor – BUF
Kirk Morrison – BUF
Garrison Sanborn – BUF (R)
Dan Connor – CAR
Jason Phillips – CAR (R)
Thomas Williams – CAR (R)
Hunter Hillenmeyer – CHI
Brian Iwuh – CHI
Manny Lawson – CIN
Eric Alexander – CLE
Chris Gocong – CLE
D’Qwell Jackson – CLE
Titus Brown – CLE (R)
Keith Brooking – DAL
Bradie James – DAL
Anthony Spencer – DAL
Mario Haggan – DEN
Jason Hunter – DEN
Joe Mays – DEN
Wesley Woodyard – DEN
David Veikune – DEN (R)
Jordon Dizon – DET
DeAndre Levy – DET (R)
Isaiah Ekejiuba – DET
Bobby Carpenter – DET
Stephen Tulloch – DET
Ashlee Palmer – DET (R)
DeAndre Levy – DET (R)
Erik Walden – GB
Diyral Briggs – GB (R)
Xavier Adibi – HOU
Stanford Keglar – HOU
Jesse Nading – HOU (R)
Cody Glenn – IND (R)
Ernie Sims – IND
Philip Wheeler – IND
Russell Allen – JAC (R)
Alvin Bowen – JAC (R)
Slade Norris – JAC (R)
Jovan Belcher – KC (R)
Channing Crowder – MIA
Ikaika Alama-Francis – MIA
Heath Farwell – MIN
Erin Henderson – MIN
Xavier Adibi – MIN
E.J. Henderson – MIN
Kenny Onatolu – MIN (R)
Gary Guyton – NE
Tracy White – NE
Marques Murrell – NE
Rob Ninkovich – NE
Jason Kyle – NO
Jonathan Goff – NYG
Alex Hall – NYG
Bryan Thomas – NYJ
Jamaal Westerman – NYJ (R)
Quentin Groves – OAK
Darryl Blackstock – OAK
Stephen Cooper – SD
Na’il Diggs – SD
David Hawthorne – SEA
Matt McCoy – SEA
Ahmad Brooks – SF
Larry Grant – SF
Tavares Gooden – SF
Blake Costanzo – SF
Bryan Kehl – STL
Chris Chamberlain – STL
Brady Poppinga – STL
Ben Leber – STL
David Nixon – STL (R)
Jon Alston – TB
Geno Hayes – TB
Patrick Bailey – TB
Tim Shaw – TEN
Rocky McIntosh – WAS
London Fletcher – WAS

Defensive backs:

Richard Marshall – ARI
Greg Toler – ARI (R)
Kelvin Hayden – ATL
Brent Grimes – ATL
Marcus Paschal – BAL (R)
Lardarius Webb – BAL (R)
Reggie Corner – BUF
Charles Godfrey – CAR
Cletis Gordon – CAR
Zackary Bowman – CHI
Tim Jennings – CHI
Corey Graham – CHI
Adam Jones – CIN
Fred Bennett – CIN
Rico Murray – CIN (R)
Jonathan Wade – CIN
Reggie Nelson – CIN
Kelly Jennings – CIN
Coye Francies – CLE (R)
Orlando Scandrick – DAL
Alan Ball – DAL
Chevis Jackson – DEN
Jack Williams – DET
Eric Wright – DET
Jarrett Bush – GB
Patrick Lee – GB
Jason Allen – HOU
Antwaun Molden – HOU
Quintin Demps – HOU
Eugene Wilson – HOU
Jacob Lacey – IND (R)
Justin Tryon – IND
Rashean Mathis – JAC
Michael Hamlin – JAC (R)
Terrence Wheatley – JAC
Brandon Carr – KC
Will Allen – MIA
Benny Sapp – MIA
Tyrone Culver – MIA
Bret Lockett – NE
Jonathan Wilhite – NE
James Sanders – NE
Antwaun Molden – NE
Randall Gay – NO
Tracy Porter – NO
Michael Coe – NYG
Bruce Johnson – NYG (R)
Aaron Ross – NYG
Terrell Thomas – NYG
Marquice Cole – NYJ (R)
Donald Strickland – NYJ
Jamar Wall – PHI
Marlin Jackson – PHI
Keenan Lewis – PIT (R)
William Gay – PIT
Donald Strickland – SD
Quinton Teal – SD
Roy Lewis – SEA (R)
Marcus Trufant – SEA
Carlos Rogers – SF
Al Harris – STL
Ronde Barber – TB
Dominique Johnson – TB (R)
Elbert Mack – TB
Cortland Finnegan – TEN
Vincent Fuller – TEN
Chris Horton – WAS
Kareem Moore – WAS
Byron Westbrook – WAS (R)
Reggie Nelson – CIN
Derrick Martin

Safeties:

Hamza Abdullah – ARI
Rashad Johnson – ARI (R)
Thomas DeCoud – ATL
James Sanders – ATL
Tom Zbikowski – BAL
Bryan Scott – BUF
Brandon Meriweather – CHI
Chris Harris – CHI
Reggie Nelson – CIN
Gibril Wilson – CIN
Mike Adams – CLE
Abram Elam – DAL
Gerald Sensabaugh – DAL
Chris Harris – DET
Erik Coleman – DET
Dominique Barber – HOU
Courtney Greene – JAC
Dwight Lowery – JAC
Jon McGraw – KC
Husain Abdullah – MIN
Tyrell Johnson -MIN
Derrick Martin – NYG
Jim Leonhard – NYJ
Brodney Pool – NYJ
Tyvon Branch – OAK
Steve Gregory – SD
Paul Oliver – SD
Bob Sanders – SD
Dashon Goldson – SF
Reggie Smith – SF
Madieu Williams – SF
C.J. Spillman – SF
Tanard Jackson – TB
Sean Jones – TB
Corey Lynch – TB
Michael Griffin -TEN
Jordan Babineaux – TEN
Chris Hope – TEN
Anthony Smith – TEN
LaRon Landry – WAS

Kickers:

Jay Feely - ARI
Rian Lindell - BUF
Mike Nugent – CIN
Phil Dawson – CLE
Kris Brown – DAL
Steven Hauschka – DEN
Neil Rackers - HOU
Josh Scobee – JAC
Ryan Succop – KC (R)
Nick Folk – NYJ
Joe Nedney – SF
Connor Barth – TB
Graham Gano – WAS (R)

Punters:

Mat McBriar – DAL
Matt Turk – JAC
Daniel Sepulveda – PIT
Mike Scifres - SD
Donnie Jones – STL
Josh Bidwell – WAS

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