Panthers reportedly reached out to CB Richard Sherman

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Replacing what rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn had already brought to the defense won’t be easy for the Carolina Panthers. But they’re going to have to try.

An early attempt, in a report confirmed by Joseph Person of The Athletic, has the Panthers having already reached out to free agent Richard Sherman. Carolina is now one of a handful of teams—along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers—to have noted interest in Sherman.

Now 33 years old, the five-time All-Pro is coming a 2020 season where he played in just five games for San Francisco. He recorded 18 combined tackles and an interception over those outings.

Sherman, obviously, has ties back to Seattle with current Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer. So, if his services come down to making a choice between some or all of the aforementioned parties, Carolina has some sort of inside track working for them.

There’s no doubt, as with pretty much any 11th-year veteran, that Sherman is not the premier, lockdown corner you used to see with the Seahawks. He is, though, at least a serviceable player that could bring some much needed short-term stability and leadership to a light and battered secondary.

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