AFC West: James Anderson
Let’s talk a look:
Receiver Steve Smith: The Panthers could trade Smith and he is close with Fox and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who was with the Panthers before Denver. But Denver is in good shape at receiver, so the aging Smith may not be a priority.
Linebacker Thomas Davis: He is a free agent and Fox has long been a fan of this former first-round pick. I could easily see Davis sliding in as Denver’s weakside linebacker.
Running back DeAngelo Williams: This is an interesting situation. Williams is a free agent. If the Panthers opt to re-sign Williams, Jonathan Stewart or Mike Goodson could become available. I wouldn’t be surprised if Fox added one of them to his backfield.
Defensive end Tyler Brayton: If Brayton is salary-cap causality in Carolina, the former Colorado star could be decent depth in Denver.
Middle linebacker Jon Beason: A Fox favorite, the Panthers' longtime anchor of the defense is entering the final season of his contract. Perhaps Fox will try to deal for him.
Cornerback Richard Marshall: He is an underappreciated player. If Champ Bailey leaves as a free agent, Marshall could be an inexpensive option.
Linebacker James Anderson: He is a free agent and he could be an inexpensive option as Fox tries to bolster his front seven.
Defensive end Charles Johnson: He had 11.5 sacks and he could be an attractive free agent for Fox.
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San Diego -- Here are the inactive lists for both Carolina and San Diego.
No major surprises here. As expected, the Chargers will be without two standout offensive linemen: center Nick Hardwick (foot) and left tackle Marcus McNeill (neck). Jeremy Newbery will play center and L.J. Shelton will play for McNeill and try to keep Panthers sack master Julius Peppers away from San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers.