Jarrett Apologizes And Hackett Visits

dwaynejarrett.jpgAfter what had to be an embarrassing moment for Dwayne Jarrett, he had to be feeling as if he had let down his team.  He saw the error of his ways and apologized to his team, according to general manager Marty Hurney.

“He understands this isn’t going to be accepted,” Hurney said. “This obviously was a situation that he wishes would not have happened. Hopefully, he handles this in a way where he can grow from it.”

The Charlotte Observer provided the details of the incident.

An officer arrested Jarrett about 3 a.m. and he was released from Mecklenburg jail on $1,000 secured bond a few hours later. Jarrett is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. today.

An officer saw Jarrett run a red light on Lawyers Road at N.C. 51, heading toward Union County, police said.

The officer pulled Jarrett over, approached the driver’s side window and “smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Jarrett’s person,” according to a police news release.

The officer, whom the Mint Hill police declined to identify, asked Jarrett to do some roadside sobriety tests. Jarrett agreed, but performed the tasks poorly, police said, and he failed a breath test at the Matthews police station a little while later.

Mint Hill police did not release Jarrett’s blood alcohol level. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08.

Here’s the deal, Dwayne, if you don’t want to let your team down by having this sort of thing happen to you, take a cab next time.  Do something to prevent it.

The Panthers are also expected to bring D.J. Hackett for a visit on Friday.

Hackett saw limited time last year due to injuries with Seattle but could be one solution to the Panthers lack of a true number two wide receiver to team with Steve Smith.djhackett.jpg

He’s visiting with Washington today, Tampa Bay tomorrow and then Carolina on Friday.  Obviously, he’s become an interesting option for several teams.

The knock on him is that he simply can’t stay healthy, though he could provide a team with a solid, diamond-in-the-rough receiver.


The Panthers also met with restricted free agent cornerback Chris Carr of the Raiders on chriscarr.jpgMonday.  He could provide depth at the position and potentially an option for the team in the return game.

Also, from the Charlotte Observer…

The Panthers have yet to sign Carr to an offer sheet.If they do, the Raiders have the right to match. If the Raiders don’t match, the Panthers won’t owe any compensation because he joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2004.

Carr has a three-year average of 24.1 yards on kickoff returns and 5.9 yards on punt returns.

He played in the Raiders’ nickel and dime defensive coverages and has one career interception that he returned for a touchdown.

Stay tuned.

There is more, of course, going on around the league in our Quick Hits…

According to two Raiders team officials, JaMarcus Russell does not weigh 300 pounds and has been working out at team headquarters since season’s end.

NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reports the Bengals still “have no intentions” of dealing Chad Johnson and “aren’t budging.”

Free agent tight end Dwayne Blakley visited with the Titans Tuesday.

Despite the recent signing of Antonio Bryant, the Buccaneers remain in the running for free agent WRs Bryant Johnson, Drew Carter, and Justin McCareins.

Steelers DE Aaron Smith (biceps tear) is expected to be at full strength for the start of training camp.

Titans free agent safety Donnie Nickey is expected to visit with the Steelers this week.

Free agent LB Danny Clark is visiting with the Giants Wednesday.

The Eagles are looking at free agent DT/FB Dan Klecko.

The Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers does not believe WR Anquan Boldin will be traded.

Steelers signed free agent OLB Keyaron Fox to a one-year contract.

Cowboys free agent DB Nathan Jones is in Minnesota to visit the Vikings.

Free agent LB Derrick Pope is visiting with the Vikings today.

Joey Harrington’s new contract with the Falcons is only for one year.

Channing Crowder and Reggie Torbor would be the Dolphins’ starting inside linebackers if the season began today.

Dolphins SS Yeremiah Bell “is likely a lock” to start in 2008, according to the Miami Herald.

Rams re-signed S Jerome Carter.

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