4 teams that could sign Kawann Short ahead of training camp

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Which teams could take a look at signing former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short for training camp in 2021?

Now that teams are getting ready for training camp, there might be an opening for a former member of the Carolina Panthers that is still looking for a new home.

Kawann Short was released by the Panthers prior to free agency, which was expected considering the savings involved and how little the defensive tackle had been on the field over the last two seasons.

The former Pro Bowler enjoyed a fantastic career in Carolina before injuries took their toll. Providing everything checks out from a health standpoint, there is nothing to suggest he cannot be a difference-maker for another franchise looking for assistance on their defensive line interior.

Carolina hasn’t ruled out the prospect of bringing Short back should the opportunity arise. But considering they acquired DaQuan Jones, Daviyon Nixon, and Phil Hoskins this offseason, the chances of an immediate return are slim.

That being said, there should be a market for Short, especially when injury inevitably strikes somewhere during the preparation period. Here are four teams that might be in the mix for the veteran before the 2021 season gets underway.

Teams Kawann Short could sign for ahead of training camp.

Team No. 1

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Seattle Seahawks

One team that could use a veteran presence at defensive tackle is the Seattle Seahawks. Their defense is currently going through a period of transition and although Poona Ford showed promise in 2020, more might be needed if they want to go on a deep playoff run.

Kawann Short is disruptive enough to make his presence felt in Seattle, providing his luck changes on the injury front. He’s played just five games in two years and this should ensure the former second-round pick is fresh thanks to a considerable period of time to heal his body.

It doesn’t appear likely that the player will be after any major financial commitment, so bringing him on board could be a shrewd bit of business for a team like Seattle who doesn’t appear that far away from challenging once again.