Hurting Panthers sign DB Strait

Updated: December 12, 2006, 3:16 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

With starting cornerbacks Ken Lucas and Chris Gamble still battling injuries, and their status for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers uncertain, the Carolina Panthers have claimed veteran defensive back Derrick Strait on waivers.

The much-traveled three-year veteran was released by the Chicago Bears. To make room for Strait on the roster, the Panthers placed cornerback Christian Morton on injured reserve with a strained hamstring. Morton started for the Panthers in last Sunday's ...

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