PantherInsider.com's Senior Bowl Blog, p. II

PantherInsider.com continues its live coverage from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. We kick off today's blog with news from the North Team practice, where the Panthers pulled aside a trio of intriguing players. Later at the South Team practice, Carolina met with two more prospects.

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Making Contingency Plans (Jan. 25, 9:54 p.m.)


DE Parnell McPhee
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The Panthers met with a pair of prospects following Tuesday's South Team practice: Mississippi State DE Pernell McPhee and Clemson DB Marcus Gilchrist.

Both players could replace pending free agents, with McPhee covering for Charles Johnson and Gilchrist subbing for Richard Marshall.

McPhee (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) spent two seasons at Mississippi State after transferring from the JUCO level. He finished with 88 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. He is a strong two-way player and has been a force off the edge during the first couple days of Senior Bowl action.

Gilchrist (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) finished his four-year Tigers career with 190 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception. He is better known for his skills as a kick returner, as he was the only ACC player in the top three in both kickoff returns and punt returns.

Panthers Pull Aside Trio of Prospects (Jan. 25, 1:58 p.m.)


DB Rashad Carmichael
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PantherInsider.com confirms the Panthers have met with Virginia Tech DB Rashad Carmichael, Ohio State WR Dane Sanzenbacher and Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi so far this week.

Carolina met with Carmichael and Sanzenbacher after Tuesday morning's practice. The meeting with Stanzi took place earlier this week.

Carmichael has been impressive this week, intercepting a pair of passes on Monday. Sanzenbacher was a late addition to the Senior Bowl roster. He arrived in Mobile today and the Panthers wasted no time in getting to know him.

Stanzi, likely a third-day pick, has struggled this week with his accuracy and footwork. He is a developmental prospect, not someone who can challenge much maligned starter Jimmy Clausen.

Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and also a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. You can see more of his updates by following him on Twitter.


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