Plenty of treats were handed out across the NFL on Tuesday, but none of them will be unwrapped by the Carolina Panthers.
This year’s trade deadline has officially passed and the Panthers have stood pat. Previously believed to be sellers after a league-worst start, Carolina did not opt to swing a deal on Halloween.
Head coach Frank Reich said yesterday, following his team’s first victory of the season, that he and general manager Scott Fitterer were having some discussions leading up to the deadline.
“I had a brief conversation with Scott within the last 24 hours of just some phone calls that he was takin’,” he told reporters. “I actually plan on sittin’ down with him this afternoon some time to see if anything else has come up. Again, I was just focused on Houston.
“So, I don’t know. I’ve learned in these situations—trust the GM. He’s leadin’ that process. He’ll do a great job. He’ll pull me in when needed. We’ll have some conversations later today to see if anything’s come up in the last 24 hours that’s worth talkin’ about. And sometimes it does and sometimes things fizzle out. So, we’ll see how it all plays out.”
Well, things must’ve fizzled out.