News:The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers waived cornerback Brandon Hogan (undisclosed) off injured reserve Monday.
Analysis: Hogan was just secondary depth for Carolina before going on injured reserve. He had no Fantasy appeal.
News: The Panthers placed defensive back Brandon Hogan on injured reserve for the second straight season as he continues to be limited by injuries. Hogan was limited to only three games last season during his first year out of West Virginia.
Analysis: Hogan has the potential to be a key member of the Carolina secondary, but just can't seem to stay healthy. The 24-year-old posted three tackles in brief appearance last season and should continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats at this rate.
News: The Panthers knew that their run defense stunk in 2010, so they brought in talent to help in 2011. Carolina spent two third-round picks on defensive tackles: USF's Terrell McClain and Stanford's Sione Fua. They also brought in West Virginia CB Brandon Hogan (Round 4) and UConn LB Lawrence Wilson (Round 6). They'll work with new defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and head coach Ron Rivera in the Panthers' 4-3 scheme.
Analysis: Believe it or not, Wilson is the only guy worth a look in Fantasy play this summer. McClain and Fua might make an impact with their teams but defensive tackles typically do not put up big stats. That goes double for Hogan, who will likely take on a reserve role. But Wilson should be able to compete for a starting role and was a major tackling machine for the Huskies. He's worth a gander late in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts. No other defenders from the Panthers draft class is worth a selection.