There are certain moves that make too much sense to not happen, eventually.
The Panthers, desperate for offensive line help, brought back one of their most trusted blockers of the last decade, announcing that they signed Travelle Wharton.
Wharton has 99 career starts at guard and tackle, most of them with the Panthers. The Bengals cut him in the preseason for salary cap savings, after he spent last year on IR with a knee injury. He visited the Panthers early in the process, but didn’t have to go through training camp this way.
The Panthers need upgrades on the right side of their offensive line, though most of Wharton’s experience is on the left. But his return home (he was a 2004 third-rounder of the Panthers) will be a significant step for an offense that looked stagnant last week.