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LaDarius Gunter Claimed By Panthers

Cornerback LaDarius Gunter wasn’t out of work long. A day after getting cut by the Green Bay Packers, he was claimed by the Carolina Panthers.

The Packers dropped Gunter, their No. 1 cornerback in 2016, in order to activate suspended receiver Geronimo Allison.

Gunter was a favorite around here, but he had clearly fallen to fourth on the cornerback depth chart. He played just two defensive snaps in week 1. The starters — Davon House, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins — all played 40 or more. The Packers’ top draft pick, Kevin King, got eight defensive snaps.

Interestingly, the Packers kept seven cornerbacks on their opening day roster. The bottom of that group was a 2016 undrafted free agent — Josh Hawkins — and a 2017 undrafted free agent — Lenzy Pipkins.

So why not release one of those guys instead of Gunter?

We don’t really have an answer. Both Hawkins and Pipkins were inactive in week 1.

Perhaps the Packers like their potential more than Gunter’s. What we do know is the position was heavy to begin with. The Packers typically only keep six corners.

It was an easy place to trim someone from.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. PF4L September 13, 2017

    Not that big of a fan of Gunter, but if nothing else, he was a gamer. Not sure how you go from being the #1 corner, to being waived after one game. But these are the days of our Green Bay Packers.

    Maybe it was that strong defensive game from the front line against Seattle and the Packers power to be are fairly confident that it will continue the rest of the season.

    Stay tuned, this is going to be an interesting ride.

  2. Gort September 13, 2017

    Good for him that he has a job again.
    He was not #1 talent and ended up in that job last year because he is a gamer.
    Everyone else was either hurt or sucked or both.
    Result = gamers become default starters.

    1. PF4L September 13, 2017

      I didn’t say he was a #1 talent, i said he was our #1. But yea…..thanks for clearing that up for me though.

      I apologize in advance for my snarkyness, if that’s a word. I may piss someone off along the way, or hurt someone’s feelings and for that i…….probably won’t give a fuck. But to the 3 people in here that actually read my post, i’m going to be a smart ass comic wannabe until……..

      Hot diggity…lets do this….this is going to be a fun and entertaining season, i can just feel it in the air.

      1. KILLER September 13, 2017

        That last line PF4L… is it true? You’re a Vikings fan now?

  3. Gort September 13, 2017

    I have a PhD in sarcasm.
    I am OK with snarky.

    1. PF4L September 17, 2017

      lol…touch’e.

      Very healthy outlook Gort. In here, it’s very hard understand someone’s personalty, being serious, joking in jest, sarcasm, comedic intentions, etc. Even when i’m being “snarky” to someone, i’m usually just saying shit in jest.

      But some are wound so tight and are so serious, they blow a casket or whine incessantly.

      This is the only site i post in, or spend time in for that matter (besides checking NFL.com) because i find it entertaining. If this site didn’t allow the freedom it does, i wouldn’t waste my time.