Free agency began with a major hit to Seattle's already shaky defense as cornerback Ken Lucas inked…
Panthers ink Lucas, Wahle
"Mike gives us a great deal of flexibility on our offensive line and has a pride and fire that we feel will make him a great fit for the Panthers," Coach Fox told the media on Thursday. "We had a great respect for him when we competed against the Packers and are glad to have him on our side."
Wahle's deal is believed to be a 5 year, $15 million dollar deal with a $10 million dollar signing bonus.
Ken Lucas is 26 years old and was a 4 year starter for the Seahawks. Lucas is regarded as a good-tackling corner who excels in run support, who led the Seahawks in 2004 with 6 interceptions. Standing 6 feet tall, Lucas has a good height advantage over Ricky Manning, who is 5' 8" tall, and gives the Panthers a core of solid, playmaking corners and would solidify a traditionally weak position for the team. Lucas is ranked as the 3rd best cornerback available in Free Agency by Scout.com.
"We are very excited about adding Ken to our secondary," Fox said. "He has size and experience and is a young player who has improved every year."
Lucas is expected to get a 6 year deal for roughly $36 million, including a signing bonus of roughly $13 million dollars.
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