Former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron's rare athletic ability has made him one of the most-anticipated attractions at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, and evaluators might be a little surprised when they see him at the event.
Ebron, who declared for the draft a year early, has put on "some significant weight since his junior season in an effort to be a better blocker," according to Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei. Pompei cites a "veteran front-office man," who said Ebron "isn't as fast as he was." However, the source also said "he still is pretty special."
Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. Assuming Hardy walks, and taking into who else may walk or what free agent may be signed in our cap situation, what are we looking at here? Does it look include cut players like (potentially) Godfrey?
The Panthers are likely doing due diligence and being cautious, but this is a situation worth keeping an eye on. None of the four running backs the Panthers worked out are much good, though they are quality options as emergency depth. Former Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jalen Parmele, intriguing back Kahlil Bell, former Denver Broncos quality depth backup Lance Ball, and veteran Brandon Jackson were all worked out by the Panthers.
"Never personal, man," Talib said. "It’s never personal. I’m sure if I see Steve, it’d be, 'What’s up, how you doing?’ It’s never personal, man. Him and the other guy from St. Louis (cornerback Janoris Jenkins), that was personal. He didn’t say he was going to punch me in my face after the game. He just told me to go get in the tub."