Updates on former Panthers back in football

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- One of the things I like about coming to see the Carolina Panthers is that I get to catch up with -- and on -- a lot of people I covered back in my newspaper days.

Most of what I write usually is focused on current players. But we’re going to go in another direction for just a moment here because I picked up a couple of interesting tidbits on two former Carolina players that are making moves that might lead them back to football.

Former linebacker Dan Morgan is doing an internship with the Seattle Seahawks in the personnel department. Current Carolina linebacker Jon Beason told me that news. Morgan had to stop playing a bit prematurely because of repeated injuries and that was unfortunate. Morgan has had some success in the restaurant business, but, as Beason reminded me, Morgan has a deep love for football. This might be a way for him to get back into the game.

Another player I covered back in the day was defensive tackle Brentson Buckner. He’s been doing some radio work in Charlotte and certainly could have a career in broadcasting because he’s a very smart and talkative guy. But Buckner is at least testing the waters in the field of coaching. He’s doing a coaching internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.