Last year, Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman cobbled together a secondary out of low-cost spare parts largely picked up in free agency. It resulted in an NFC South title.
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ESPN first reported the deal.
Despite his gray hair, Harper is just 31 years old. We've already hit the bargain-shopping portion of free agency, and Carolina found a worthwhile gamble. The Panthers need competent players that can take snaps because Gettleman is practically starting from scratch in the secondary again.