McCree Extends Visit

The Panthers met with fee agent Marlon McCree and his agent on Wednesday, and the visit is supposed to continue into today. Usually when a player and his agent stay overnight, it results in a signing.

Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette quotes McCree's agent Gary Uberstine as saying "This is his first visit, so obviously he's excited about the situation in Carolina. Sure, we'd love to get something worked out before he leaves town."

McCree and the Panthers have a mutual interest in one another. For the Panthers, McCree could be the final piece in what could be the best defense in the NFL this season. For McCree, the Panthers would give him a very good chance to start on a very good defense. rates McCree as the #1 Safety available in Free Agency at this time.

McCree is a veteran of 4 NFL Seasons, playing his first two with Jacksonville, and the last two with Houston. Once a 5' 11", 198 lb. linebacker at the University of Kentucky, McCree converted to safety when he entered the NFL. He's regarded as a smart player who rarely makes mistakes. Given a chance with the surrounding talent the Panthers already have, McCree could be the Free Safety the Panthers have been lacking for years.

Don't blame them for not getting him sooner, they tried. In 2003, the Jaguars cut McCree and the Panthers placed a claim for him on the waver wire. The Texans also put a claim in for him, and since they had a worse record than the Panthers, they were able to obtain him. The Texans then cut Travares Tillman, who the Panthers then claimed, and kept on their roster for the last two seasons. will keep you updated on this potentially developing story as it unfolds.

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