3 Former Panthers Still Unemployed During OTAs

Stephon Gilmore was named a Pro Bowler with the Panthers in 2021
Stephon Gilmore was named a Pro Bowler with the Panthers in 2021 / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Stephon Gilmore - CB

The 2019 Defensive Player of the Year has been tied to Carolina this offseason, as the Panthers could use improvements in the secondary. It's unclear if there's a real shot at a reunion, but it'd make sense if there's mutual interest between the two parties.

Stephon Gilmore spend the first five years of his career with the Buffalo Bills before enjoying his finest years with the New England Patriots. He's bounced around the last three years, with stops in Carolina, Indianapolis, and Dallas. He'll be 34 when the season starts but still started all 17 games for the Cowboys last year.

Teams shouldn't expect Gilmore to be the game-changing force he once was, though he can still provide a young team value as a savvy veteran.

During Gilmore's lone season with the Panthers, he had 16 tackles and two interceptions, being named a Pro Bowler despite playing in only eight games.

He's got 31 career interceptions and a reputation as one of the most knowledgable corners in the game. Whether it's with Carolina or elsewhere, that's a player who can still make a positive impact if you ask me.