Former first-rounder visits the Panthers

AP

When you have little to no salary cap room, you have to be creative. And desperate.

So the Panthers brought former first-round pick Chris Williams for a visit Friday, according to Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange.

A former first-round pick, Williams finished this season with the Rams after the Bears released him in October.

The 14th overall pick in 2008, Williams lost his left tackle job to J’Marcus Webb (who since lost his to free agent pickup Jermon Bushrod).

The Panthers need line depth (and maybe some new starters on the right side of their line), but it’s unclear if Williams is an upgrade, as he was unable to crack the lineup of some shaky lines this year.