- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Wow, here’s an interesting one. Looks like you can add Brad Hoover's name to the Purge in Pantherland.
HooverAt least according to safety Chris Harris, Hoover has been added to the list of cuts that started with Jake Delhomme and a bunch of other older guys last week. This one’s a bit surprising because Hoover still was playing at a high level and there’s no real heir apparent, unless you think Tony Fiammetta is a sure thing.
Personally, this one’s kind of sad. I was covering the Panthers on a daily basis back when Hoover first made the team as an undrafted free agent. The guy carved out a very nice career for himself and did it with class.
As we reported at the end of the season, Hoover won the inaugural Tom Berry Good Guy Award, for being the Panther who was most helpful to the media doing its job. I recently nominated Hoover for the Pro Football Writers of America Good Guy Award, which will go to one player from all around the league.