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New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/player … mp;id=4522

This guy was good with the Colts until he got into legal problems. Worked with Meeks before so we had a good scouting report before signing him. More and more it looks like Hayden and some of the old guys won't be back. He must be hungry since he's be out of the league for a year, so we will see what he has to offer come training camp time.


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Re: New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

heres espns link

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4921685

and pat y's take

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/8316/panthers-start-building-dt-depth

he thinks itll be a surprise if he makes the team


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Re: New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

I don't know, this guy was an undrafted rookie who started and played his whole first year. So he is use to being overlooked and underestimated, so we will see how he plays in camp. In my opinion he is an upgrade compared to Hayden. Also since we have so many bodies there will be some real competition in camp this year.


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Re: New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

definitly an upgrade over hayden.  the competition should be real interesting with all the depth we traded for.  essentially already drafted 2 dt this year to go with corvey irvin last year.  lots of youth and it isnt a given that kemo comes back from his injury. thats a major injury for a big body that 'old'


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Re: New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

More evidence that Kemo, Thomas, and Hayden won't be back next season.

I think we'll have a rotation of Lewis, Leonard, and Tyler with Johnson and Irvin fighting for a gameday roster spot.


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Re: New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

I like your list of players, but personally I believe Panthers would be better suited to keep Thomas over Lewis. First for the experience he brings so he can help groom the young guys, second we need a second DT in the NT mold and third he would be cheaper.

I think either Kemo or Thomas need to stay one more year. Since Kemo isn't healthy yet and we don't know when he will be; I believe Thomas should stay until Louis becomes more accustomed to the position.


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Re: New Panther- Ed Johnson DT....

84 wrote:

I like your list of players, but personally I believe Panthers would be better suited to keep Thomas over Lewis. First for the experience he brings so he can help groom the young guys, second we need a second DT in the NT mold and third he would be cheaper.

I think either Kemo or Thomas need to stay one more year. Since Kemo isn't healthy yet and we don't know when he will be; I believe Thomas should stay until Louis becomes more accustomed to the position.
I don't disagree with that.  I'd love to hold onto either one of them for at least one more year.  If anybody's going to stay, it's probably Kemo since Thomas is so old.

I just don't think it'll happen, especially with all the moves to get extremely young and deep at the position.  There's not much room left for the old guys.


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