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Panthers re-sign a pair of players

Garry Williams AP

The Panthers shaved two names off their long list of potential free agents on Monday, although neither one qualifies as one of the biggest names on the list.

The team announced that they have signed offensive lineman Garry Williams to a one-year deal and tight end/fullback Richie Brockel to a two-year deal. Williams was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday while Brockel was en route to restricted free agency.

Williams started the 2013 season opener at right guard, but tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season. That was part of a revolving door at both guard spots all season in Carolina. With Travelle Wharton and Geoff Hangartner both headed for free agency, Williams could be back in the mix for a starting spot this summer if his knee is sound enough to allow it.

Brockel has played the last three years for the Panthers, seeing action in 43 games and making a pair of starts. He’s caught four passes and run the ball four times in those games while seeing action on the team’s special teams units.

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3 Responses to “Panthers re-sign a pair of players”
  1. pilot2011 says: Mar 10, 2014 1:38 PM

    keep em coming Gettleman!

    Now go get Hicks, re-sign Teddy Ginn, Mike Mitchell, and Captain Munneryln; then make things cool with 89.

    Draft time comes, get a Left Tackle and Corner and everything in the world is perfect.

    Love,
    Pilot

  2. jgedgar70 says: Mar 10, 2014 2:47 PM

    Garry Williams only started because we didn’t have a real RG. He’s a decent backup, but not anywhere near good enough to be a starter on a championship team. We have Amili Silatolu coming back to to start at LG, but I’d just as soon we re-sign Hangartner to start at RG.

    Brockel is good on special teams and makes good insurance in case Bowling Ball Tolbert gets hurt. I’m glad we got him to stay.

  3. phluffyclouds says: Mar 10, 2014 3:37 PM

    Solid back ups. Excited to see what Gettleman scraps together again this off-season.

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