The Panthers have made a signing in free agency to help the defensive side of the ball.
The Carolina Panthers lacked experience and help in the secondary last season as the team struggled against the pass after letting cornerback Josh Norman walk in free agency in 2016. The moves that the Panthers make this off-season will be more of experience as they try to find a common ground of youth and experience to get the team back to the Championship level they were at in 2015.
Per the Panthers official website, Carolina has signed veteran safety Mike Adams to a contract. The contract is for two years and allows the Panthers to get a veteran play maker in the secondary to go along with Kurt Coleman, who has had the most interceptions in the NFC over the past two years (11).
Adams talked about how he just wants to win and needs to jump on the opportunity when it comes to signing to a winning football team.
“When you get older, you realize your time is running out. It’s time to get that ring,” Adams said. “I just want to win, want to turn over a new leaf, and Carolina is the spot.
“I’m excited about trying to get back to that, and I can help this team with leadership, making plays and showing my energy and my enthusiasm – just doing what I do.”
Panthers' first signing of the new league year has been finalized. Veteran safety Mike Adams signs 2-year deal: https://t.co/4biqMQdF94
— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) March 10, 2017
S Mike Adams to the Panthers on a two-year deal, source says
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 10, 2017
Can confirm Panthers have signed veteran S Mike Adams, as 1st reported by @MikeGarafolo. Has played 13 yrs. Panthers his fifth team.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) March 10, 2017
The move for Carolina does two separate things for the team in 2017. Not only do they get a player that can still play at a high level, they get the experience they need for the young secondary in Carolina. Adams brings toughness to a defense that has been known for it in the past, along with Pro Bowl talent as well. Adams has made the Pro Bowl in two of the past three seasons.
Welcome to the Panthers Mike!