The Panthers continued their full-blown assault on the free agent market, signing OT Rob Petitti to a one-year deal, according to his agent.
Petitti was a late-season injury replacement, after playing in the UFL last year.
A one-time 16-game starter for Dallas, he's at least a good complement to Geoff Schwartz and Garry Williams on the second line.
He was a restricted free agent who they chose not to tender, but they made it clear to his agent from day one they wanted to bring him back.
They're also expected to host former San Francisco defensive back/special teamer Marcus Hudson soon. They've already signed former Jets WR Wallace Wright.
They're the Winthrop of free agency, playing in with a chance to advance to the real market later.