4 free-agent cornerbacks the Panthers should consider

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Dre Kirkpatrick, Carolina Panthers
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Dre Kirkpatrick

Another eye-catching option from the current free agents available is Dre Kirkpatrick, who was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has been a solid contributor throughout his career and might be worth considering.

The Carolina Panthers could use someone of Kirkpatrick’s experience and game-savvy style of play. Although he is now 30-years-old, there is nothing to suggest he cannot still fill a starting role for a team over the next couple of seasons.

The player is going to command some interest from teams looking to add someone with a proven track record. One red flag regarding Kirkpatrick is the fact he only featured in six games in 2019 due to injury.

Providing that is all behind him, then a new home might come very soon. Kirkpatrick would be a nice stop-gap for the Panthers as they look to completely remold a defense that struggled mightily last season.

Kirkpatrick has accumulated 254 solo tackles, one forced fumble, ten interceptions, and 65 pass deflections during his eight-year career so far. He is also renowned for being a vocal and influential presence within the locker room, which is something the Panthers need after losing several key members of their roster during the offseason.

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If Carolina opts to bring in a veteran on a short-term deal, then Kirkpatrick should be high on their shortlist of possibilities.