Panthers sign Chris Scott and Ricardo Silva

Every photo I have access to is Silva allowing a big play, or touchdown. This seems the least cruel. - Matthew Stockman

The Carolina Panthers have a new offensive guard and safety this afternoon.

Offensive lineman Chris Scott is now formally a member of the Carolina Panthers. The three-year pro was signed today to help replace Geoff Hangartner, and add some much-needed depth to the offensive line. In addition the team has claimed Ricardo Silva off waivers, who was released by the Detroit Lions.

To free up roster space the Panthers placed defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh on the waived/injured list, ending the experiment very early in camp. It's likely he'll return to Canada after being the #1 overall pick in the CFL draft. There were high hopes for Gaydosh, but he didn't distinguish himself from the pack of depth defensive linemen, possibly due to an undisclosed injury.

Scott has only appeared in two games during his NFL career. He was most recently cut by the Buffalo Bills prior to training camp after failing a physical.

Silva is the more interesting of the two. A 6'3", 225 pound safety -- he played in 14 games for the Detroit Lions over the last two years, since signing as an undrafted free agent. Starting 6 games in 2012 he totaled 40 tackles, 3 passes defended, and 1 interception. He'll have an opportunity to compete for a backup job behind Charles Godfrey, but don't expect anything more than that.

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