As if the calendar weren’t enough to tell us that the free-agent market has been more picked over than Peter Piper’s pickled pepper patch, the name of the guy generating the biggest buzz right now clinches it.
Webb played for the Vikings in 2013, appearing in eight games with one start. In 2011 and 2012, Webb started every game for the Bears — with his most memorable moment perhaps being a prime-time shout-and-shove from quarterback Jay Cutler on a Thursday night against the Packers. (Cutler eventually made up for it by tying Webb’s shoe between plays.)
With only six draft picks this year, the Panthers took only one offensive lineman, LSU guard Trai Turner. They need to replace veteran left tackle Jordan Gross, who has retired.