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Roaming The Wire: Carolina Panthers News Hot Off the Wire

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Joe Person at The Charlotte Observer has a great read about one of Cam’s new weapons, Jericho Cotchery.  Carolina Panthers’ Jericho Cotchery found strength in tragedy.

“We’ll do whatever we can to help this group get better,” Cotchery said. “But at the same time, we were brought here to make plays.”

The dog days of summer don’t yield a lot of groundbreaking stories, so rumors start flying around the league.  One rumor for Panther fans was stifled on Sunday amidst whispers that third-round OG Trai Turner had been inked to a deal.  Not so fast says our friend Mike Florio over at

“With the bulk of this year’s draft picks already under contract, there’s not much in the way of news when it comes to rattling off the various guys who have signed off on their rookie deals.”

Over at Bleacher Report, featured Panthers’ columnist Charles Edwards breaks down the quarterback depth chart in Carolina.

“When fans think about the Carolina Panthers and their quarterback situation, the consensus is virtually the same: The team has a young and talented starter who continues to grow and has a capable veteran backup standing on the sideline if something were to happen.”

Kelvin Benjamin already looks like a dominating receiver in his new black-on-black Panthers uni.  This past weekend, all the rookies were in Los Angeles for photo shoots, and KB13 is already making me want to hit the fast-forward button to September.

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Mario Addison kicks off our player features letting everyone at Panther Nation know how many days are left until our opening game in Tampa. 97 days ladies and gents.  Too long if you ask me.  Enjoy your summers and before you know it, Cam Newton’s picture will be here.  Bring on the Bucs!!

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  • earatan

    Free Agent Bryant McKinnie

    Now that we have freed up some cap space, it might be a good time to check out offensive tackles who are free agents.

    Bryant McKinnie LT, has had a great career with the Vikings, Ravens, and mosr recently the Dolphins. He’s a 13 year veteran with very good stats. Because of his age,(34) he can be signed on the cheap. As far I can find, the only other drawbacks besides his age, he has been in trouble with the law a couple of times. The last time was February 2008 for aggravated battery,disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Before that, he was charged with disorderly conduct in October,2005.

    I think we should consider signing him to a one year contract.
    He hasn’t missed a game due to injury in his NFL career, playing in 164-consecutive contests.

    • Bryan Palmese

      Good find! McKinnie is definitely up there in age, though I did forget he was out there. I’m thinking that they will measure each FA against Nate Chandler & Byron Bell. If the potential FA isn’t a step up from either of those two, then they will pass.