Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman did good business last year, sifting through to discard pile and patching together a secondary.
It appears he’s looking to do the same thing, with nearby discards.
After signing former Saints safety Roman Harper, the Panthers are bringing in former Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud for a visit next week, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
DeCoud’s a former Pro Bowler who fell out of favor in Atlanta in a hurry, leading to his release last month.
If the Panthers added him, it’s probably not a good sign for Charles Godfrey, who would either be on the way out or in line for a pay cut from the $5 million he’s scheduled to make this year.
Godfrey’s coming off an Achilles injury, but has some positional flexibility. The former college cornerback could play the slot corner role vacated by Captain Munnerlyn if he can get his cap numbers down.