The Carolina Panthers have been very quite since free agency began on March 1st, and that's not a surprise. None expected the Panthers to go out and make a splash in free agency, they never do. However now that the free agent market has settled and there are still a lot of quality players available that could help the Panthers fill the very few needs they have. Here is a few players the Panthers should take a look at and potentially sign.
(CB) Leon Hall - Hall is a nine year veteran of the NFL, spending all of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, having a very productive career, and a good 2015 season. In 14 games played, with two starts, Hall has two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and eight passes defended. Hall can play the outside corner position but can also slide in and play the slot corner. A trio of Josh Norman, Bene Benwikere and Leon Hall should be one that gets Panthers fans excited about the possibility of their corners and their ability to limit opposing passing games. Hall will be 31 during the 2016 season and has proven he can still play. Hall perfectly fits Panthers' GM Dave Gettleman's scheme of signing veterans to short terms deals to allow the team to draft and develop younger players. If Hall is still on the market in a week, I'd expect the Panthers to make a play for him.
(OT) Cordy Glenn - The Panthers could use some depth along the offensive line, especially at offensive tackle, and Cordy Glenn may be able to fit the bill for the Panthers. Glenn isn't a high name, high profile player that everyone knows about, the kind that would most likely want to come to a contender and be willing to play for a lower salary for a chance to win, just the type of guys Gettleman likes. Glenn is a four year veteran of the NFL, spending all four years in Buffalo, starting all 16 games the previous three seasons for the Bills. Cordy could come in and compete for a starting positing among the Panthers tackles, or if nothing else provide quality depth. Again if Glenn is still available for a few more days, look for the Panthers to get interested if they aren't already.
(DE/DT) Jason Hatcher - Hatcher is a 10 year veteran, but could be an integral part of the Panthers defensive line rotation. With starters Kawaan Short and Star Lotulelei and recently signed Paul Soliai, Hatcher would round out the Panthers line rotation perfectly. IN 15 games with the Redskins in 2015, Hatcher had 20 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. Hatcher has never been able to play for a true contender, spending his career with the Cowboys and Redskins, and likely, entering his 11th season, will want to play for a team that can win now. Don't be surprised if this is another one of those under the radar moves the Panthers makes that just makes their defense better without anyone even realizing it.
(DE) Calvin Pace - Pace is a bit older, a 13 years veteran of the NFL, spending his entire career in Arizona and New York. His age may be a deterrent for the Panthers when considering Pace, but you have to consider he had a productive year to the Jets in 2015, accumulating 22 tackles, three sacks, two forces fumbles and a fumble recover in 16 games played. If this was to happen is would likely be only a one year deal, but if Pace wants an opportunity to win a Super Bowl, the Panthers should be at the top of his list, but willing to a veteran minimum deal. Another absolutely CLASSIC Gettleman find here.