Panthers GM Marty Hurney says team is releasing Travelle Wharton per Steve reed and Joe person saving 3.8 million against the cap this year. Hopefully were able to resign him to a new deal; however if we do not this makes the Geoff Schwartz non-signing that much more puzzling unless we are drafting Decastro or Schwartz is beyond repair injury wise. It really doesnt make sense as Schwartz is a young tremendous guard who can play tackle. Even pro football foucs doesnt understand this, check out what they wrote.... http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/03/11/free-agency-2012-bargain-hunting/
Geoff Schwartz, OT/ OG
When the Carolina Panthers opted against tendering Schwartz, there was a collective gasp from the PFF team. Sure Ron Rivera wasn’t in charge when Schwartz managed to finish 2010 with a PFF grade of +12.3 despite playing two positions, but it wouldn’t have been hard to watch some tapes and see he’s got more talent than anything they can currently put out on the right side of their line. Schwartz offers the kind of versatility and talent that brings to mind a poor man’s Marshal Yanda; good enough to make him the best right tackle available and possibly the best value guard too. He has a very real chance to be this year’s Evan Mathis for a team with a diligent scouting department.
Hurney always has a plan so i hope we see something happen in the next couple of days....