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Panthers bring back offensive lineman Chris Scott

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 7-yard run with guard Chris Scott during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) AP

The Panthers lopped a big number off their salary cap this morning, and followed up by adding a much smaller one back on.

The team announced they had brought back reserve offensive lineman Chris Scott on a one-year deal.

Scott was set to become an unrestricted free agent next week, but found a comfortable niche with the Panthers. He started eight games for them in 2013, and filled in for them as a reserve in 21 games the last two years.

Originally a fifth-round pick of the Steelers, he has also spent time with the Bills.

The Panthers are likely to try to bring back some of their own guys, after saving $11 million worth of salary cap room when they released defensive end Charles Johnson earlier today.

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3 Responses to “Panthers bring back offensive lineman Chris Scott”
  1. qdog112 says: Mar 3, 2016 11:21 AM

    Good move. The OL is growing up and if we learn that even the best OTs may need help with today’s outside rushers.

    Rushers are getting so fast and skilled, it’s unimaginable that 330 lb. lineman can hold them back for long. After all, they have one job. They pin their ears back and it’s an all-out vicious attack for 5 seconds.

    The answer has to be more 3 man routes for max protection. But that all starts with a solid base of offensive linemen.

  2. jgedgar70 says: Mar 3, 2016 1:14 PM

    I still think O-line is a greater need than D-line. Scott does provide decent depth.

  3. motsuret06 says: Mar 3, 2016 3:55 PM

    One year cheap contract Gettleman. Nothing new to see here.

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