Panthers sign Quintin Mikell, place Nakamura on IR
Summary of 6 articles · Updated Sep 2, 2013
Let's break it down: : A calf injury to starter Mike Mitchell in practice last week and concussion to backup Haruki Nakamura forced the team to sign free agent veteran Quintin Mikell on Monday. The Panthers have beefed up their secondary, signing free agent safety Quintin Mikell, the team announced Monday. The Panthers signed free agent safety Quintin Mikell on Monday to beef up their secondary, but also to serve as a de facto advance scout. Mikell has strong ties to Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott from their time together in Philadelphia. Mikell played with the Eagles from 2003-2010, when McDermott held a variety of defensive coaching posts and was eventually the Eagles' defensive coordinator. The Panthers upgraded at safety Monday, again making a needed move with a veteran out of a bit of desperation. The signing is similar to last week’s addition of guard Travelle Wharton, who they tried to bring in earlier for the league minimum, but ended up making more money when injuries revealed a glaring weakness in the roster.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's not ideal to have question marks among multiple starters less than a week before the opener, but that's what the Carolina Panthers are dealing with heading into Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Let's break it down: Str…