Having been replaced by a former Panthers backup, Chase Blackburn is now a Panthers backup.
The former Giants linebacker just tweeted an apparent deal with the Panthers, after eight years in New York.
Blackburn became expendable when the Giants signed former Panthers and Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor. In Charlotte, he’ll back up a solid trio in Luke Kuechly, Jon Beason and Thomas Davis.
The Panthers released linebacker James Anderson in a salary cap move, and Blackburn gives them depth there again in case either Beason or Davis don’t hold up physically.
While Blackburn’s not a flashy name, it’s another solid buy for new Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, not coincidentally, formerly of the Giants.