Panthers Cut CB Godfrey, Sign OL Scott

The Carolina Panthers announced the release of veteran cornerback Charles Godfrey and filled the spot with offensive lineman Chris Scott from the practice squad.

The move to bring up Scott from the practice squad makes sense considering how hurt the Panthers are along the offensive line. Rookie guard Trai Turner has been already ruled out for Sunday and Amini Silatolu is still dealing with a calf strain but may be healthy enough to play Sunday.

The surprise was the fact the Panthers released veteran Charles Godfrey, according to, to open up the spot for Scott. The only other position on the Panthers that needs help more than the offensive line is the team’s secondary. The injuries to Josh Norman and Bene Benwikere have left this group rather thin and they have not been performing well this year.

Godfrey, who was drafted back in 2008 by the Carolina Panthers, has not looked like the same player this year as he tries to come back from an Achillies injury a season ago. This type of injury is never an easy thing to come back from but the fact the Panthers moved him from safety, where he played his entire career, to cornerback this year didn’t help matters.

If Norman and Bene Benwikere are not healthy enough to go Sunday, the Panthers will turn to James Dockery to step in at nickel against Seattle. Dockery was signed in early October and could be in line for the most playing time he has had this season.

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