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Two new prospective cornerbacks have reportedly surfaced on the Patriots’ radar. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reports that the team has shown interest in Chris Gamble and Derek Cox. Gamble was released yesterday after nine seasons in Carolina and Cox, who has spent his four-year career with Jacksonville, is expected to hit the open market when free agency begins this week. Gamble was limited to just four games last season with a shoulder injury but averaged 61.6 tackles over his first eight years with the Panthers. Cox was similarly limited in 2011 but rebounded to start 12 games for the Jaguars last season, totaling 60 tackles and four interceptions. Both would bolster the Patriots secondary, as it is still unknown whether the team will re-sign cornerback Aqib Talib. The Patriots have also been rumored as a leading candidate to acquire Miami corner Sean Smith. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Carolina Panthers

Chris Gamble retires after release from the Carolina Panthers

Cornerback Chris Gamble was released from the Carolina Panthers last week in what is considered to be a salary cap maneuver.  Although he would not have a problem finding work, Gamble has decided to walk away from the field after dealing with a recent rash of injuries. Please click here to read this story. The post Chris Gambles retires after release from the Carolina Panthers...

Panthers release starting CB Gamble

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers released starting cornerback Chris Gamble on Friday in a move that will get them under this year's NFL salary cap. By releasing Gamble the Panthers will save 7.9 million under this year's salary cap. The former first-round pick who has played his entire career with the Panthers immediately becomes a free agent. The Panthers selected Gamble...

Panthers cut Chris Gamble, free up more cap space

According to Aaron Wilson of, the Carolina Panthers have released cornerback Chris Gamble. Panthers cut cornerback Chris Gamble — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 8, 2013 Gamble is still a viable number two corner, but  had a cap number that was over $10 million for this coming season.  This move should get the Panthers under the cap.     Need NFL Tickets? ...

Ex-Panthers corner back Chris Gamble to retire

Deciding to focus on life after football, former Carolina Panthers corner back Chris Gamble will retire (Credit: AP Photo) Corner back Chris Gamble, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, found himself headed for the free agent market after being cut by the Panthers, who drafted him back in 2004. However, Gamble has decided that he would rather hang up the cleats and call it a career...

Report: Chris Gamble Plans to Retire After Getting Released by Panthers

You can cross one name off the list of potential Patriots cornerbacks: Chris Gamble. The 30-year-old Ohio State product informed his agent on Sunday night that he plans to retire, according to Josina Anderson of Gamble was released by the Panthers on March 8. Gamble was one of the best cornerbacks in the league during his nine-year career. He only played four games in 2012...

Panthers release starting CB Gamble in cap move

The Panthers have released starting cornerback Chris Gamble in a move that will get them under this year's NFL salary cap. By releasing Gamble the Panthers will save $7.9 million under this year's salary cap. He becomes a free agent. The Panthers selected Gamble with the 28th overall pick in the 2004 draft out of Ohio State. Gamble has played in 123 career regular season...

CB Derek Cox Could Be An Option For Washington

John Keim of the Washington Examiner tweets that  free agent CB Derek Cox is one ”name to keep an eye on” for the Redskins next week. Cox, 26, was clearly the Jaguars’ best cornerback last season, and at times played pretty well. Washington needs to find upgrades for their secondary, so it’s not hard to see why they could have interest in Cox. The issue will obviously...

NFL Free Agency: Former Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble to retire

The Carolina Panthers released veteran corner back Chris Gamble last week in a cost-cutting move by the franchise. Gamble, the all-time interception leader for the Panthers informed his agent last night that he does not want to pursue free agency and he has instead opted to retire according to several accounts. Although he dealt with a should injury last season that limited his playing...

Redskins expected to be interested in CB Derek Cox

Cornerback Derek Cox is expected to be released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. And if he is the Washington Redskins are a team that could end up going after him, per Ryan O’Hallaran of the Florida Times-Union. The Redskins are expected to release DeAngelo Hall, so Cox could end up being a viable replacement.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script =...

Report: Patriots inquire on Chris Gamble and Derek Cox

Over the next couple of days, expect a lot of reports that the Patriots are "interested" or "in talks" about several free-agents. Of course, that doesn't mean they are necessarily close to signing any of them. Legal tampering begins at midnight, which essentially means free-agency starts as teams can start talking to agents. The latest rumor involving the...

Noon Roundup: Chris Gamble Retires, Danny Amendola an Eagle?, and Wes Welker a Patriot?

In the short span of a few hours, the rumor mill about the NFL Free Agency has been in full swing. Here is what has happened since sun down last night: According to his agent Carl Poston, Chris Gamble has decided to retire and "focus on life after football." Gamble was cut on Saturday from the Carolina Panthers and the Patriots had reportedly showed interest in him...

Free Agency Offers Ample Depth in Defensive Secondary

The list of free agent and recently released defensive backs has gotten quite extensive in the last few weeks leading up to free agency. By March 12th teams looking for help in the secondary will have plenty of choices within this year’s free agent class. Today Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble was released after playing all 9 of his seasons with the team. Coming off a...
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