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The 5 Biggest Free Agent Signings in Carolina Panthers History

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5 Best Carolina Panthers Free Agent Signings

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The Carolina Panthers have not had the best of luck in their history when it comes to free agency, but they have had some good ones over the years. Some of their free agent signings were the reason they made it to the Super Bowl in 2014. They are still hoping for some better luck in the future, but for now let's look back at the five best signings in Panthers history.

5. Wesley Walls

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5. Wesley Walls

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Obviously Wesley Walls is not a household name, but he was pretty good for the Panthers in the 1990s. He scored 44 touchdowns while with the team, including two seasons that reached double digits. This was also during a time when the TE position was not as offensive as it is now.

4. Ken Lucas

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4. Ken Lucas

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Ken Lucas had a decent start to his career while with the Seattle Seahawks. He is, unfortunately, most well known for his altercation with Steve Smith on the Panthers, but he was a good cornerback. He helped the team with two interceptions in the postseason of 2005 before getting knocked out by his former team.

3. John Kasay

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3. John Kasay

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You don't expect to see many kickers on these lists, but John Kasay is one of the original Panthers. He spent 16 years of his career with the Panthers and was very good in that time. He currently ranks ninth on the all-time points list. It is hard for Panthers fans to get used to someone else kicking for their team.

2. Jake Delhomme

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2. Jake Delhomme

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Say what you want about the end of his career, but Jake Delhomme still took this team to its only Super Bowl. For a four-year stretch, he was a top ten QB. He did a lot to put this franchise on the map. Until someone wins the championship in a Panthers uniform, he will have taken this team the farthest at the game's most important position.

1. Sam Mills

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1. Sam Mills

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Sam Mills means so much more to this Panthers team than what he gave them on the field. He was great in his short career with the team, but he was also huge as a motivational coach. While fighting cancer and looking death in the face, he coined the phrase keep pounding. Now that phrase is inscripted on the back of the collar for every jersey. He was the only one to pick at No. 1.

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