​The Carolina Panthers may have scored big with the most recent addition to their secondary.


After he was released by the ​Green Bay Packers Tuesday, the Panthers claimed cornerback Ladarius Gunter off of waivers.

​​After doing little more than simply appearing in seven games for the Packers in 2015, the 25-year-old Gunter showed a lot of promise in 2016 with a breakout season.


Gunter played in all 16 games last year and started in 15, recording two forced fumbles, 50 tackles and 12 passes defended.


The Panthers have been desperately searching for an answer with their defensive backs since Josh Norman left Carolina for Washington, so nabbing Gunter could be just who they're looking for, especially so swiftly off a breakout year.

​​The Panthers waived rookie kicker Harrison Butker, who was selected in the seventh round, in order to make room for Gunter.


Anytime you can bring in a potential reclamation project who was excellent just one year prior, you simply have to.