Q. Mikell to Carolina ? Only Time will tell !
About eight or nine days ago a lot of us got a good shocker from the Panthers Front Office that a deal was close between Mikell (former "SS" of the Eagles an Rams) an us. However now on July 14th their has been no real movement between the two sides. When Ron Rivera was asked about Mikell recently Rivera listed the Panthers "curiosity" in the former SS of the Rams. Basically I view this as nothing more then a veteran awaiting to see how the market develops for his position moving closer to the preseason/training camp an injuries. I find it impossible for Gettlemen to throw a multi-year contract offer at good "SS" but still is aging. However I would make the deal b.c. M. Mitchell has been badly overvalued by me & other various Panther fans. DJ Campbell needs time to develop further an Robert Lester could be the guy but keep in mind he is a rookie that hasn't even played in a preseason game let alone any reg season action. It all comes down if Mikell is willing to accept a one year contract deal an how much he wants to play here or values our offer. I originally casted this off as a pipe dream b.c. of the cost of bringing Mikell here an our cap space situation.
Also we need to reserve some cap space to acquire or sign some sort of OT/OG towards the end of the training camp as well. But that is just my take guys ! Any other news post below regarding to Mikell but it sounds to me the Panthers have made an offer but it was more then likely a one year deal an nothing more just by the way the article reads an the way Gettleman has handled his business with regard to bringing in veterans to our team this season. Go Panthers !