The Panthers have traded for their backup quarterback, sending an undisclosed draft pick to Miami for QB Josh McCown.
He's a guy they had sniffed around in the past, but the time was right to acquire him.
"We've liked Josh for a long time," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. "He's got good intangibles, a strong arm, and has experience starting in the league."
This pretty much ends the Brett Basanez experiment here, as he'll be one of the guys released tomorrow. Whether they'd keep him on the practice squad (and it got less likely tonight) remains to be seen.
More on this to come.