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Foster Could be on the Trading Block

deshaunfoster.jpgJust three days ago, we mentioned in an article posted here on Cat Crave that rumors were being floated that the Carolina Panthers may be shopping DeShaun Foster around the league.  Now, a new report on ESPN  tells us that there may be some truth to this.

The sources said several teams have expressed interest in Foster, but wouldn’t specify which ones. If Foster has any say, he might end up with a team on the West Coast because he grew up in California. A combination of several injuries and having to play behind Stephen Davis early in his career have kept Foster from ever becoming the true feature back the Panthers thought they were getting when they selected him in the second round out of UCLA in 2002. 

Foster played a 16-game season for the first time in his career in 2007 and had a career-high 247 carries, but averaged only 3.5 yards and scored three touchdowns. After struggling to run the ball with any consistency the last two seasons, the Panthers have pledged to have a more productive ground game in 2008.

DeAngelo Williams looked good in ’07 and may be asked to carry the load next season.  But the team is also looking to become more physical which could indicate that they are interested in obtaining more of a power runner in free agency or the draft.

No teams were mentioned as potential suitors in the article nor was the compensation that could be received by the Panthers.  But it’s pretty clear that the team wants to part ways with Foster and they are exploring their options in order to get something back for him.

Topics: Carolina Panthers, DeAngelo Williams, DeShaun Foster, Trade

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  • Robert J Guthrie

    I like Foster but good move.  J. Lewis.  is what I would like.  I think him and D. would mak an almost unstopable duo.

  • Robert J Guthrie

    make

  • HarrisG

    It’s about time the Panthers’ front office is finally working to get rid of this BUST! He has been a stumbling block for the Panthers since day one. He can’t stay healthy, he can’t get past the line of scrimmage, and he fumbles constantly. The Panthers should’ve gotten rid of his sorry keester about 2 years ago. I really hope Carolina makes a run for Michael Turner. I think he is a star just waiting to shine. Why not shine under a Carolina moon?

  • CindyH

    Hate to see him go but he just can’t hold on to the ball. 2009 draft, the Panthers need to go after James Davis and/or the year after CJ Spiller. I’d love to see the Panthers get Charlie Whitehurst in a trade to backup Jake. Yeah, I’m a little prejudice but these are three awesome players. Gaines Adams wouldn’t be a bad trade either. LOL

  • John White

    I’m of the inclination that the team trades Foster (if they can find a trade partner) for draft picks.  That could help them make one more solid addition to the team.  I’m hoping they can get at least a third round pick for him.

  • http://biasedfan.wordpress.com UtesFan89

    Jonathan Stewart in the first round!I wish.It’s actually possible if the team resigns/franchises Gross and maybe gets a d-lineman in free agency (or trades Jenkins for a 1st or 2nd rounder).

  • Panther1128

    Figured they were going to head that route finally. I personally would love to see them pic up Owen Schmitt from WVU in the draft if they plan on going back to the power running game hes a good blocker, hes good at catching passes, and is plain out crazy breaks facemasks crazy and would be a great addition to Carolina