Dec 18, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions defensive back Ricardo Silva (39) on the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Coliseum. Detroit defeated Oakland 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers Sign Chris Scott and Ricardo Silva

The Carolina Panthers have been busy as of late. On Thursday the organization parted ways with veteran Offensive Guard Geoff Hangartner and more recently on Friday the team signed two new players, the new players being Safety Ricardo Silva and Offensive Guard Chris Scott.

Along with the two new signings the Panthers have also put Canadian defensive tackle, Linden Gaydosh, on the waived/injured list to make room for the two new signings.

Chris Scott isn’t exactly a home run signing, so don’t get your hopes up expecting the next Offensive Line star. Scott was just released by the Buffalo Bills prior to the team’s training camp because he failed to pass a team physical. He has played in only two games in three years in the NFL. Not anything to write home about. Going along with the Offensive Line theme, the official Panthers website posted an article stating that Garry Williams is the de facto starting Right Guard coming into this season.

Dec 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green (20) tries to avoid Detroit Lions safety Ricardo Silva (39) during the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The signing of Ricardo Silva probably has more weight than the signing of Scott. He has more of an opportunity to make the final 53 man roster than Scott does, even though both of them are brought into the Panther’s training camp just to provide competition for the other backups. Silva is still interesting though, only because he has an actual chance to backup Charles Godfrey at the Free Safety spot.

Silva was brought onto the Detroit Lions as a UDFA two years ago and has spent his entire career there, playing in fourteen games overall, starting in six last years and recording 40 tackles, 3 passes defended, and 1 interception. Though I wouldn’t expect anything from both of these players when the season comes closer, it still is possible that Silva could be brought on as a backup.

Along with this story, another one I found extremely interesting was a write-up on UDFA Tight End Brandon Williams, posted on I implore any CatCrave devotee to read this article, it was very compelling.

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