Panthers coach Ron Rivera acknowledged that his team might still be trying to fix one of the weakest spots on the roster.
Rivera confirmed last week’s report that the Panthers were talking to veteran safety Quintin Mikell.
“Without getting into details, I think there’s a little curiosity and that’s about as much as I can say about that,” Rivera told Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “He can play. He’s a good football player. We’ll see how things go. It’s still early. We’ve got a couple weeks left to go.”
The 32-year-old Mikell would be the favorite for a starting job if he signed with the Panthers, since they don’t have much opposite free safety Charles Godfrey.
Mikell was released by the Rams in March, but has shown plenty of evidence that he’s still capable of helping a team. Especially a team as thin at his position as the Panthers.