Tuesday, November 24, 2009
NFC South's quietest team makes a little noise
By Pat Yasinskas
On a day when the New Orleans Saints were busy being undefeated, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were ousting defensive coordinator Jim Bates and continuing their endless roster turnover and the Atlanta Falcons were working out kickers, the NFC South’s quietest team made a little bit of noise.
No, this move isn’t going to suddenly right all that’s been wrong with the Carolina Panthers. But they signed linebacker Jordan Senn and placed linebacker Landon Johnson on injured reserve. Senn’s probably going to be a backup and special teams player the rest of the way.
The Panthers likely will go with James Anderson as the replacement for Johnson, who replaced the injured Thomas Davis in the starting lineup. But, unlike some of the other moves in the NFC South today, this one at least comes with some logic.
Senn spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts. Carolina defensive coordinator Ron Meeks was in that role with Indianapolis last year.