Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Addressing DT spot should be high on Panthers' to-do list

About the Author

Dan Parr
Associate editor

Recent posts by Dan Parr

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m.

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m.

Related Stories

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Panthers release CB Gamble

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:49 p.m.

Carolina Panthers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m.

Panthers cut DT Edwards

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:46 p.m.

Gettleman: Panthers could keep Williams, Stewart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m.

Panthers to begin renovation after 2013 season

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m.

Panthers add DT Cole

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:34 p.m.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m.

Panthers promote Shula to offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:38 p.m.

Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m.
Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
By Dan Parr

It's considered a lock that the Panthers will spend the first overall pick in 2011 on QB Andrew Luck if the Stanford star declares for the draft before the Jan. 15 deadline. Quarterback is a need for the Panthers, as rookie Jimmy Clausen has struggled, but the team has other glaring voids to fill on its roster. For instance, one team observer said addressing a bad situation at defensive tackle should be a high priority. After cutting DTs Maake Kemoeatu and Damione Lewis last offseason, the Panthers, who scaled back spending in advance of a potential lockout in 2011, didn't invest much in finding replacements for them in free agency and didn't spend a draft pick on a  defensive tackle. Carolina only has one D-tackle — undrafted rookie Andre Neblett — under contract through next season. Without any top-tier talent, it has been one of the Panthers' weakest spots and there likely will be quite a bit of turnover at the position for the second consecutive year.

Comments ()