Scouring the Bargain Bin: Panthers Might Find a Gem

If history does serve as a predictor then I would think the Panthers might make a run at a couple of players that were just cut by their respective teams to meet the first roster cut down. Here's a few I think are worth a look:

Remi Ayodele, DT - You can always go home, until you can't. The Saints let Ayodele walk after two seasons, and theVikings took a flyer on him in 2011. He ended up back in New Orleans in May, albeit with a new defensive coordinator. Teams thin at the position should certainly give him a call.

If the Panthers remain unhappy with their DT rotation, especially with Andre Neblett suspended for the first four games, they might give Ayodele a shot. His price has to have come down by now and given how the run defense doesn't exactly look much improved so far it would seem a move at this position is in order.

Me personally I'm happy with what we have at WR but you never know if Hurney might just at a certain player. Take for instance this guy:

Jabar Gaffney, WR - New England surprised everyone in the midst of Monday's storm of roster cuts when it parted ways with wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. He played for Josh McDaniels in Denver. He had the best season of his career with the Redskins in 2011 with 68 receptions for 947 yards and five touchdowns. The Patriots signed him to a two-year deal in May.

Gaffney should land on his feet pretty quickly, as there are no shortage of teams needing receiver help. The catch here will be his health. He sat last week with a thigh injury of some sort. Might Bill Belichick's medical staff know something the rest of the world does not?

I still think Louis Murphy will win the #3 WR position but if not this guy might be worth a look if he is still out there come Friday. I've got two more to preview after the jump...

If the Panthers are wanting a little more power at RG versus the more cerebral Geoff Hangartner then here is an option:

Offensive guard Deuce Lutui also got the boot in Seattle, which really was a surprise cut (sorry T.O. fans). Lutui is a power blocker who could be an important addition for a team needing help in the middle of its line, especially teams that still like to run the ball.

I would consider the Panthers a team that still likes to run the ball and honestly it's not like the running game has been lighting it up between the tackles.

I think the biggest need might be at CB and though this guy has off the field issues that might repel the Panthers he is still worth a look:

Do not be surprised if some team takes a flyer on cornerback Cliff Harris. Philadelphia released the former Oregon player, who had his off-field troubles with marijuana. A speedy former All-American will appeal to teams.

If he interviews well on the weed issue the Panthers might take a flyer...of course if the price is right.

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