Panthers add Chris Scott, Ricardo Silva


The Panthers released veteran offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner on Thursday and they added a new offensive lineman to the roster on Friday.

The team announced that they have signed Chris Scott, who was released by the Bills last month after failing his pre-training camp conditioning test. Scott was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 draft by the Steelers and played two games for the team in 2011, which accounts for his only regular season action in the NFL.

Before releasing Hangartner, the Panthers had met with guard Travelle Wharton about returning to the team. Reports at the time indicated Wharton was looking for more money than Carolina was willing to offer and it seems Hangartner’s departure has done nothing to change their mind.

The Panthers also announced that they made a successful waiver claim on former Lions safety Ricardo Silva. Silva started six games for the Lions last season and has 14 games under his belt overall over two seasons.

To make room for the new arrivals, the Panthers waived/injured defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh.

5 responses to “Panthers add Chris Scott, Ricardo Silva

  1. Silva Played well when the Lions were in desperation mode, just not fast enough. Good backup though so the depth improved.

  2. Silva seems to be a great pro and works as hard as anyone, but he’s quite limited physically. He is a flat-out liability in coverage. He’s got some size, though, at 6-2, 210 lbs-plus, so if CAR plays a traditional SS, maybe he could thrive in that role. The Lions don’t employ a traditional SS, opting for a more symmetrical left and right safety with the same coverage/run support duties.

  3. I am glad to see some depth being added to the O-Line and Safety but I still have concern about the WR position. I have heard rumors (no details) that Brandon Lloyd can be a problem in the locker room. Can someone shed light on this issue? Lloyd was one of the top receivers in the league a couple of years ago with the Broncos.

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