The Rock Hill Herald tells us today that the Carolina Panthers and free agent defensive tackle Darwin Walker can’t seem to get together because of money.
The former Chicago and Philadelphia interior rusher visited the Panthers earlier this week, and seemed like a natural fit, given their need for more help in the middle of their defensive line. Adding to that he’s a native of Walterboro and wanted to get back closer to home only made it more appealing to him.
“I think Darwin Walker and the Carolina Panthers would have been a great marriage,” agent Albert Irby said. “They just didn’t want to go down the aisle.”
“It would have been a great fit, I’m really at a loss,” Irby said. “We were only looking for a one-year deal, because he knows he has to establish himself again.
“I don’t know what happened, we just couldn’t agree. But I know he wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers, and he’d have been great for them.”
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney would only acknowledge that Walker had visited, choosing not to comment any further.
He would have been a good fit but the problem was money or the money available under the cap for the Panthers. It might be interesting to watch over the coming days if there are further talks between them.