When you think of the Panthers’ positional needs, tight end isn’t near the top of the list.
But their last two transactions have been to shore up what is otherwise a position of strength.
Via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers brought back blocking tight end Scott Simonson, cutting defensive end Lavar Edwards to create the roster spot.
They claimed former Saints tight end Chris Manhertz the day before, giving them four tight ends on the roster, including Greg Olsen and Ed Dickson.
The Panthers cut Simonson last week because of their need for healthy bodies at cornerback, but have since waived Lou Young, who was activated for the Saints game.
While it might not be as glaring a need, they can probably find a help at tight end this time of year, while qualified cover players or pass-rushers are a less-available commodity.