4 free-agent CBs the Panthers should target after Jaycee Horn injury

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Richard Sherman

This is going to come up a lot in the next few days one suspects.

Richard Sherman appears ready to play again after dealing with some personal turmoil this offseason. The former All-Pro corner was one of the best in the business once upon a time and although he might be a little long in the tooth, it represents an intriguing option for the Carolina Panthers to consider.

Sherman has close ties to general manager Scott Fitterer, who identified him as a key draft target during his time as director of college scouting with the Seattle Seahawks. This proved to be a shrewd move as the player went on to become a formidable member of their Legion of Boom defense.

Much will depend on whether Sherman is willing to sign with a team that has less chance of contending for a Super Bowl, especially now Christian McCaffrey is set to miss time. But it might be worth Fitterer giving him a call to see where he’s at regarding any upcoming decision.

Sherman would provide the Panthers with a solid cover option and another veteran presence alongside A.J. Bouye and Donte Jackson. Even when Jaycee Horn does return from injury, Sherman might still have a role to play in Phil Snow’s dynamic scheme.