NFC South: Kevin Payne

Panthers clean up waiver wire

September, 4, 2011
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As expected, the Carolina Panthers are not sitting still a day after trimming their roster to 53 players.

The Panthers hit the waiver wire hard Sunday, claiming five players at positions of need.

The Panthers claimed wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu from San Diego, defensive back Stevie Brown from Oakland, nose tackle Marcus Harrison from Chicago, defensive end George Selvie from St. Louis and defensive back Josh Thomas from Dallas.

To make room for them, the Panthers waived defensive end Everette Brown, guard Bryant Browning, receiver David Clowney and defensive end Thomas Keiser. The Panthers also released veteran safety Kevin Payne.

Stay tuned, because it’s likely the Panthers are not done yet. They still have a big need at right guard after losing Geoff Schwartz and Garry Williams to season-ending injuries. They likely are in the market for a veteran at that position.

Panthers shore up safety spot

July, 26, 2011
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The Carolina Panthers have signed former Chicago safety Kevin Payne, according to Brad Biggs.

Payne started all 16 games at strong safety for Chicago in 2008 and had a career-high four interceptions. His 2009 season was cut short by an injury and he was traded to St. Louis in 2010. But Payne missed the entire 2010 season with an injury.

If healthy, Payne could compete with Sherrod Martin and Charles Godfrey for a starting job in Carolina.

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