By Tim Weaver
On Tuesday DeMarcus Lawrence and Ziggy Ansah were franchise tagged by the Cowboys and Lions, respectively. However, there are several above-average defensive ends that are either about to become free agents or have been reported to be on the trading block.
Thanks to some sharp cap moves made last week by general manager Marty Hurney, the Panthers have a lot more cash to work with now.
If they want to add another veteran defensive end for 2018, here are the top six players they should either try to sign or trade for.
After a very promising first two seasons in the NFL (12.5 sacks and seven passes defended in 30 games) Lynch has been slowed by injuries of late. He only played in seven games each of the last two years and his production has fallen off as San Francisco’s front seven has gotten more crowded. Lynch (6-foot-5, 249 pounds) is still a heck of an athlete, though and has the ability to get after the quarterback and drop back into coverage, as well. A one-year, prove-it deal with Carolina could be just what the doctor ordered for Lynch to get his career back on...