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Panthers cut veteran DB Godfrey, sign G Scott from practice squad

The Panthers have released veteran defensive back Charles Godfrey after he has looked slow in coverage for seven weeks coming off an Achilles tear. Godfrey, a seven-year veteran, had converted from safety to nickel corner this season as the Panthers brought in Thomas DeCoud and Roman Harper in the offseason. He had played behind rookie Bene' Benwikere at nickel cornerback until Benwikere was injured against Chicago, and that's when Godfrey was exposed. Against the Bengals and Packers he was consistently beaten. Godfrey showed good instincts but never had the speed to keep up with the opponents' receivers. "Making this move was difficult because Charles has been a large part of what we ...

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