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Panthers claim DL Kentwan Balmer

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 25, 2011 at 6:28 pm with 13 Comments »
August 25, 2011 6:29 pm

Well, it didn’t take long for Kentwan Balmer to find a new home.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers claimed Kentwan Balmer off of waivers.

So it’s a homecoming for Balmer, who played his college ball at North Carolina.

According to the report, Washington and Denver also put a claim on Balmer.

Cuts and waivers
Leave a comment Comments → 13
  1. At least he’s not our problem anymore.

  2. Soggybuc says:

    Well they probably need someone to make Clausen look decent during practices.

  3. I was hoping SL or Ari would grab him – so we would have a chance to look good against him

  4. He’s going to Carolina? Just watch him turn into an All-Pro like D.J. Hackett!

  5. freedom_X says:

    Hopefully that’s a positive sign about Seattle’s D-line depth, if 3 teams put in a claim on a guy Seattle let go before the 1st cutdown.

  6. Ewalters7354 says:

    Of Kentwan Bummer is considered depth we must still have Tim Ruskell in office.This is a 300lb man that got stiff armed by little Jamal Charles.That did it for me smh…

  7. Helenahawk says:

    The guy was like a bowling pin…

  8. Good point FX…if 3 teams claimed him after we cut him before the first cutdown…well maybe that does say something good about our line. Now we just need to go our and show it!

  9. Umm… “our” should = “out”.

  10. Yeah,but we still have Mr. Toast..alias Kelly Jennings. The Release Jennings Nation is growing,just need the Coaches to see what we`ve seen for the last 2 or 3 years…It`s true, we have some great players,when it dose come down to cut time,teams can`t wait for our cuts…..Is Tate on the block too?

  11. jarred767 says:

    It might be small sign of depth on our D-line, but don’t read too much into it, lok at the teams that put claims in for him – not exactly powerhouses when you think about their D-lines.

  12. wabubba67 says:

    Hmm….if three teams put in a claim for him, I wonder why they couldn’t have worked out a trade for a conditional draft pick? (If he makes the team, we get a 6th or 7th rounder…something like that.)

  13. They’re doing the same thing we like to do…low risk, high reward…snag a young former #1 for nothing…maybe a change a scenery will make a difference. If not, cut ‘em loose.

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