Panthers’ King Signs, Claim Witherspoon Off Waivers


Here come a couple of mundane — to some — moves. Boring, that is, if you’re still awaiting word of the Panthers signing a veteran quarterback or acquiring a wide receiver of any particular name.

To start things off, I’ll start with the “home” news.

On Friday, tight end Jeff King signed his franchise tender, making him the third player this offseason — Matt Moore and defensive tackle Tank Tyler have also signed theirs — to do so. His one-year deal will earn him $1.759 million.

According to Steve Reed of Carolina, that still leaves cornerbacks Richard Marshall and C.J. Wilson; linebackers Thomas Davis and  James Anderson, and defensive tackle Louis Leonard whom have yet to sign their tenders.

For the other bit of news, the Panthers signed defensive back/return man Brian Witherspoon off the waiver wire Friday.

Witherspoon was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

The Panthers are definitely making a big effort in improving the play potential and personnel on special teams this offseason.