I am an IT professional. You can use some equipment to lower your risk index. The fact that most communication is happening from the private world lowers your public footprint and exposure. If the parties use certain firewalls along with VPN technologies and dual authentication systems, the risk is actually lower than the current WAR rooms located at other facilities.
I think they were trying to trade him after Ron was let go. That rumor has been around for a while and it makes sense why they would keep him until the last possible minute before the released him. It's a cold cutthroat business in the NFL.
I see Verge didn't get ripped to shreds for mocking a day 3 QB. When others, including myself did so, it was viewed a worse idea than taking a long walk off a steep cliff. My early mocks had us taking James Morgan in the 6th or 7th rounds. I guess since the Panthers are kicking the tires on a late round QB prospects (per reports), it's not such a crazy idea anymore. I guess some still don't like it, but realize it's a very plausible possibility.