Ranking Carolina's free agents: Nos. 14, 15

January, 23, 2014
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Day 4 of my ranking and evaluation of the Carolina Panthers' 21 free agents are a couple of players whose 2013 season was defined by injury.

That would be No. 14, cornerback James Dockery, and No. 15, tackle Bruce Campbell.

Dockery finished the season on injured reserve after tearing his left shoulder labrum in a November game against Atlanta. Campbell was waived injured during training camp with a torn rotator cuff.

In case you missed the others, they were: No. 21 quarterback Jimmy Clausen, No. 20 wide receiver Brandon LaFell, No. 19 cornerback Drayton Florence, No. 18 guard Geoff Hangartner, No. 17 linebacker Dan Connor and No. 16 linebacker Jason Williams.

Here's a closer look at 14 and 15:

14. James Dockery: He was getting limited playing time, so the Panthers see something there. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds he offers size at corner that the team lacks. His value may depend on what the team gets in the draft, but he may be worth another look with three-quarters of the starting secondary set to become free agents.

15. Bruce Campbell: There was a time when he was considered a possible future candidate to replace Jordan Gross at left tackle. A fourth-round pick by Oakland in 2010, like Dockery he may be worth another look for a team that could use depth on the line. At 6-6 and 320 pounds, he definitely has the size. And he has athletic ability. He's not ready to replace Gross, but he may have value.

David Newton | email

ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter

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