Roman Harper is a good signing and is the type of undervalued player Gettleman signed last year and said he was looking for again this offseason.
Harper would give the Panthers an experienced safety to replace the departed Mitchell and possibly Godfrey who is coming off Achilles surgery and is a potential salary-cap casualty himself.
The Panthers like to use their safeties to blitz, something Harper does well. His 17 sacks since 2006 are the most by any defensive back during that span. He also has 14 forced fumbles.