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Chris Canty has heard from Panthers players, but not GM

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Former Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty has already visited with the Titans and the Chiefs, but the team he might like to play for hasn’t called yet.

Canty, who was a high school star in Charlotte, said he’d love to have a chance to play there again.

I might be willing to do the hometown discount,” Canty said with a laugh, when asked by WFNZ’s The Mac Attack about joining the Panthers. “We have to see what other opportunities are out there.”

Canty said that not long after he was released by the Giants, that Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis sent him a text saying “It’s time for you to come on home.”

Of course, that’s not the same as interest from Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, who knows Canty well from his days in the Giants personnel department.

While Canty might fit the Panthers from football and geographical means — and he insisted he thought they’d be competitive this year — that doesn’t mean he ends up there.

Since the Panthers are in subtract-before-they-add mode, they’re going to have to peel some parts off the roster before Gettleman can bring Canty or anyone else in.

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10 Responses to “Chris Canty has heard from Panthers players, but not GM”
  1. buffalobills716 says: Feb 16, 2013 3:31 PM

    Forget joining Panthers and come to Buffalo Bills

  2. rajbais says: Feb 16, 2013 4:20 PM

    Houston should sign him!! He could help his ex-coach Wade Phillips!!!

  3. allday20 says: Feb 16, 2013 4:39 PM

    Come back home Chris we would love to have you back in Charlotte. Man by getting you on the line it’s going to change our entire draft strategy for the better! Let’s get it done Gettleman!!

  4. taurusturner says: Feb 16, 2013 6:06 PM

    Panthers need to snag this guy asap.

  5. ravenmuscle says: Feb 16, 2013 6:13 PM

    What these dudes like Canty and Avril always forget is that the best teams are all built from excellent drafting…NOT giving “bloated” deals to free agents who are looking for the big payday. Need I remimd anyone about how Mario Williams and Albert Haynesworth performed after they got their payday.

    These guys will get paid by teams who are looking to make a splash and put butts in seats…but more often then not these guys never fit in with the chemistry and schemes of their new teams.

    Its highly unlikely that any of these fortune hunters will end up in Baltimore or San Francisco…but more likely in teams with big cap space but little overall talent.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 16, 2013 7:19 PM

    This sounds like a good fit but I can’t help but wonder why the Giants didn’t keep Canty? And I have to think Gettleman knows why.

  7. manuich1 says: Feb 16, 2013 9:36 PM

    To all those folks who are high on the horse about Canty. His play has declined. Don’t buy into the hype. Coming off knee injury late in his career. He won’t be worth the high contract. He wasnt worth the big contract the Giants gave him.

  8. eventhorizon04 says: Feb 16, 2013 9:41 PM

    ravenmuscle says: “What these dudes like Canty and Avril always forget is that the best teams are all built from excellent drafting…NOT giving “bloated” deals to free agents who are looking for the big payday.

    Its highly unlikely that any of these fortune hunters will end up in Baltimore or San Francisco.”

    I’m going to laugh when the Ravens give Joe Flacco $20 million a year, and he reverts to his usual inconsistent ways in the regular season.

  9. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Feb 17, 2013 8:06 AM

    chris canty would be an awesome addition to a panthers defensive line that has already become one of the best on the outside. add him and another dt through the draft and they could start to resemble their d line from 2003. charles johnson and greg hardy are already a way better duo than peppers and rucker…if they add a strong vet like buckner and a young, mean dt like kris jenkins they could have a scary d again.

  10. taurusturner says: Feb 17, 2013 8:03 PM

    Panthers can’t keep turning down players who would like to play for them. We really could have used plaxico burress on the red zone last year. Remember when we cut Keyshawn Johnson thinking Dwayne Jarrett was the next big thing…and look how that turned out. Smh stop signing mediocre and sub par players and lets get some difference makers.

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