Sign Free Agent SS Chris Clemons
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Another player that is currently fielding offers is safety Chris Clemons. The 29-year old strong safety most recently played for the Houston Texans, but was cut in August.
Clemons shined in Miami the past few seasons, and gambled on a one-year deal for the Dolphins in 2013.
The former Clemson-safety is exactly what the Panthers secondary needs – coverage.
Clemons is strong in his cover skills and ranked out as the fourth-best available safety, and 19th overall by ProFootballFocus.com.
Replacing Roman Harper with a younger, more sound safety would go a long way in helping the cornerbacks swarm. Knowing that a veteran playmaker is helping out over top or dropping down into the box, will seal up a gaping problem that Carolina has had all season long.
Clemons is no Earl Thomas, but he is a sure-tackler, confident and an upgrade to what the Panthers are currently fielding. Again, like Winston, the value would be there as well from a contract standpoint.