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Cardinals | Garcia Released

Mon, 06 Sep 2004 11:21:38 -0700

Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals have released C Frank Garcia.

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Cardinals | Garcia To Start

Sun, 14 Dec 2003 12:09:29 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals have announced C Frank Garcia will start in place of C Pete Kendall, who is inactive.

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Cardinals | Garcia To Start

Tue, 09 Dec 2003 08:22:42 -0800

Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals C Frank Garcia will replace C Pete Kendall (shoulder) in Sunday's, Dec. 14, game against the Carolina Panthers, and likely for the rest of the season.

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Cardinals | Garcia Injured

Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:37:12 -0800

AZCardinals.com reports Arizona Cardinals C Frank Garcia (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle in Week 8, but was able to return to the game.

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Cardinals | Garcia Returns to Practice

Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:14:27 -0700

Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports Arizona Cardinals OL Frank Garcia, who was suspended the first four games of the year, returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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Cardinals | Garcia To Be Activated

Wed, 01 Oct 2003 08:05:39 -0700

Updating previous reports, Norm Frauenheim, of the Arizona Republic, reports the Arizona Cardinals will activate C Frank Garcia for this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cardinals, who received a roster exemption for Garcia, will not have to use it as they announced that C Jason Starkey will be placed on injured reserve.

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Cardinals | Garcia Returns From Suspension

Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:00:35 -0700

Tim Tyers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals C Frank Garcia, who was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, will be allowed to return to the Cardinals' practice this week. The league has also granted the team a waiver, which will allow Garcia to rejoin the team without forcing the team to trim a player from the roster. However, if Garcia is activated for this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys, a roster move will have to be made.

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Cardinals | Garcia Placed on Reserve/Suspended List

Sun, 31 Aug 2003 07:06:52 -0700

AZCardinals.com reports Arizona Cardinals C Frank Garcia, who is suspended for the first four games of the 2003 season for violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was placed on the reserve/suspended list.

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Cardinals | Garcia To Start, Moved To Guard

Sat, 09 Aug 2003 13:20:39 -0700

Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals C Frank Garcia will start at guard Saturday, August 9 in the pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Cardinals | Garcia Suspended Four Games

Wed, 06 Aug 2003 19:22:33 -0700

Mike Jurecki, of KDUS Sports Radio in Phoenix, reports Arizona Cardinals C Frank Garcia has been suspended after testing positive for ephedra. He'll miss the first four games of the season after losing his appeal to the league on the matter.

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Cardinals | Competition at Center

Fri, 04 Apr 2003 10:08:16 -0800

Kent Somers, of the Arizona Republic, reports there will be a three-way battle for the starting center job for the Arizona Cardinals in the wake of Mike Gruttadauria being released. Frank Garcia, a free agent signee from St. Louis, will compete with Jason Starkey and Steven Grace for the spot.

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Cardinals | Garcia Added

Fri, 14 Mar 2003 19:32:00 -0800

AzCardinals.com reports the Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent OL Frank Garcia (Rams) to a two-year contract.

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Cardinals | Garcia Visits

Fri, 14 Mar 2003 19:18:02 -0800

AZCardinals.com reports the Arizona Cardinals visited with unrestricted free agent OG/C Frank Garcia (Rams) on Friday.

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Cardinals | Garcia To Visit

Thu, 13 Mar 2003 14:40:21 -0800

AzCardinals.com reports free agent OL Frank Garcia (Rams) will visit with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday.

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Rams | Garcia To Be Gone?

Sat, 08 Mar 2003 23:10:47 -0800

According to the Post-Dispatch, the nameplate of St. Louis Rams OL Frank Garcia has been removed from his locker stall at Rams Park, a pretty good indication that he won't be returning in 2003.

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Rams | Timmerman Moving

Thu, 05 Dec 2002 23:21:02 -0800

The Post Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams G Adam Timmerman is being moved to right tackle, given the team's current injury situation. OL Frank Garcia now comes off the bench to start at right guard since Timmerman is shifting to right tackle.

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Rams | New Offensive Line

Tue, 03 Dec 2002 10:07:24 -0800

The Post Dispatch reports due to injuries and poor play the St. Louis Rams starting offensive line for Sunday's game will be: John St. Clair at left tackle, Heath Irwin at left guard, Andy McCollum at center, Frank Garcia at right guard and Adam Timmerman at right tackle.

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Rams | Garcia Update

Sat, 07 Sep 2002 07:49:42 -0700

The Post Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said after practice Friday, backup C Frank Garcia (ankle) should be able to play Sunday.

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Rams | Garcia Update

Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:49:52 -0700

The Post Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams backup C Frank Garcia (ankle) missed practice Wednesday. He is questionable for this week's game.

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Rams | Garcia Hurt

Fri, 30 Aug 2002 22:47:22 -0700

The Ap reports St. Louis Rams backup C Frank Garcia (left ankle) was injured during Friday's pre-season game.

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Rams | No Snap Decision

Mon, 03 Jun 2002 19:59:25 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams drafted C Chris Massey to be the team's new long-snapper. Apparently the team is working on alternatives as well as at least three other players took a crack at the deep snap at Sunday's practice: C Frank Garcia, G James Broyles and DE John Burrough.

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Rams | Looking At the Line

Mon, 15 Apr 2002 22:55:14 -0700

According to Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Rams may look to add an offensive lineman or two in the NFL Draft. Starters Orlando Pace, Tom Nutten and Andy McCollum all are scheduled for unrestricted free agency in 2003 and backups Frank Garcia and Cameron Spikes are too.

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Rams | Injury Notes

Sun, 02 Dec 2001 21:59:57 -0800

Jim Thomas reports for the Post-Dispatch St. Louis Rams CB Aeneas Williams (neck) was forced out of today's game and S Kim Herring (hip pointer) had to play when he left. By playing Sunday, Herring knows he probably set back his rehab and recovery on the hip injury. X-rays and tests of Williams came out fine after he was kneed in the head early in the second quarter. LG Tom Nutten (ankle) had to leave for a short period in the first half. He was replaced briefly by Frank Garcia, before returning late in the first half. Nutten appeared to be in a lot of pain after the game.

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Rams | Injury Updates

Fri, 16 Nov 2001 17:11:07 -0800

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams OG Tom Nutten (ankle) hasn't practiced all week but head coach Mike Martz said he was "much improved" on Friday. The team plans to start Frank Garcia this weekend regardless of how good Nutten feels on game day. It'll be Garcia's first start at guard since 1998. LB Don Davis (dislocated right wrist) won't play this weekend but said he's on schedule to miss perhaps two more games.

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Rams | Injury Notes

Wed, 14 Nov 2001 21:54:46 -0800

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams starting LG Tom Nutten sat out of practice as he continued to rest his sprained left ankle. "He feels like he'll be ready to go," Rams coach Mike Martz said. Martz is preparing as though Nutten won't play. Backup Frank Garcia worked out in Nutten's place Wednesday until starting C Andy McCollum had to leave early because of a family medical situation. Garcia then moved to center, and Cameron Spikes took over at left guard.

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Rams | More On Their Injuries

Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:02:36 -0800

R. B. Fallstrom reports for the Associated Press St. Louis Rams starting G Tom Nutten (high ankle sprain) may miss this week's game. Cameron Spikes or Frank Garcia will fill in for Nutten in practice on Wednesday. Special teams player Dustin Cohen might be out a week or two with a bruised tendon behind his knee. S Kim Herring (concussion) was feeling fine today and TE Ernie Conwell has a minor Achilles' strain.

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Rams | Injury Notes

Sun, 11 Nov 2001 19:25:46 -0800

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams starting LG Tom Nutten suffered a left ankle sprain in the first half of today's game. He was replaced by Frank Garcia the rest of the game. Coach Mike Martz said Nutten had another high ankle sprain. LB Dustin Cohen also left late in the second quarter because of knee tendinitis. The Rams had several assorted bumps and bruises, none of which are considered serious. As previously reported S Kim Herring left with a mild concussion and DE Leonard Little suffered a "stinger." DB Jacoby Shepherd has a hip flexor injury.

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Rams | Injury Notes

Thu, 27 Sep 2001 23:31:38 -0700

The Post Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams LB Mark Fields (ribs) sat out of practice again Thursday. WR/PR Az-Zahir Hakim (knee) and starting LG Tom Nutten (ankle) practiced after being listed Wednesday as probable for the game. Backup center Frank Garcia (toe) also is OK, according to coach Mike Martz.

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Rams | Garcia Likely to Play

Sat, 22 Sep 2001 06:33:01 -0700

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Rams C Frank Garcia (toe) will probably play this weekend according to head coach Mike Martz.

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Rams | Injury Updates

Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:46:01 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams backup C Frank Garcia is 50-50 for Sunday's game as he continues to recover from a hyperextended big toe suffered Aug. 29 in practice. On Monday he practiced by partaking in some individual and scout team work. Starting DE Grant Wistrom (knee) is expected to return to action Sunday. Starting LB Mark Fields is also coming along after suffering a rib cage injury against the Eagles. He practiced Monday, and even though he was limited a bit, he'll be good to go by Sunday.

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Rams | Injury Updates

Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:14:06 -0700

St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz, during his Monday press conference, stated S Matt Bowen underwent surgery today on his foot and had a screw inserted into it. He'll be out at least six weeks. LB Mark Fields suffered a rib injury (separated cartilage) but may be ready to play this weekend. C Frank Garcia (toe) and DE Grant Wistrom (knee) may be ready to return this week. Both are continuing to make progress in their recovery from injury.

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Rams | Inactive On Sunday

Mon, 10 Sep 2001 08:15:40 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams DE Grant Wistrom (knee) and backup C Frank Garcia (toe) were among the seven players declared inactive Sunday by the Rams. Joining them were LB Brian Allen, OG Kaulana Noa, OT John St. Clair, CB Jacoby Shepherd and RB Justin Watson.

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Rams | Injury Notes

Thu, 06 Sep 2001 08:10:32 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams DE Grant Wistrom (knee) and MLB London Fletcher (hamstring) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Neither may play in Sunday's game as the team takes a cautious approach with both. Backup C Frank Garcia (toe) is doubtful to play.

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Rams | Various Injury Notes

Mon, 03 Sep 2001 22:18:45 -0700

The Post Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams Coach Mike Martz has not ruled out DE Grant Wistrom (knee) or MLB London Fletcher (hamstring) playing on Sunday, but he does not sound very optimistic. "It's getting to be a really big concern with both of those guys," Martz said Monday. Wistrom did limited work in team periods on Monday, when the Rams returned to practice after two days off. Fletcher sat out Monday's practice. Tyoka Jackson and Sean Moran worked in Wistrom's right end spot with the first-team defense. If Fletcher can't go, Don Davis will move to the middle and rookie Tommy Polley would take over at strongside linebacker. C Frank Garcia (toe) and TE Brandon Manumaleuna (ankle) also sat out Monday's practice.

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Rams | Early Injury Report

Sun, 02 Sep 2001 03:28:42 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams starting LB London Fletcher (hamstring), C Frank Garcia (toe), starting DE Grant Wistrom (knee), and rookie TE Brandon Manumaleuna (ankle) are questionable for the team's game on opening day against the Eagles. Two players who played Friday despite tight hamstrings, CB Jacoby Shepherd and WR Yo Murphy, are fine. G Cameron Spikes, who slightly injured his sternum Friday night, should also be fine.

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Rams | Some Injury Notes

Sat, 01 Sep 2001 08:01:36 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports although several members of the St. Louis Rams, QB Kurt Warner, S Kim Herring, S Adam Archuleta, CB Aeneas Williams, LB Mark Fields, LB London Fletcher, C Frank Garcia, WR Francis St. Paul, WR Darrius Blevins and DE Grant Wistrom, sat out last night's pre-season game, the only injured suffered during the game was to CB Dre' Bly. He left the game with a concussion.

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Rams | Various Injury Notes

Thu, 30 Aug 2001 18:32:46 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams backup C Frank Garcia will be out two weeks at the most after suffering a hyperextended big toe in practice Wednesday. X-rays were negative. Safeties Kim Herring (hamstring) and Adam Archuleta (hamstring); LBs Mark Fields (thigh) and London Fletcher (hamstring); and CB Aeneas Williams (back) all missed practice for the second day Thursday. None are expected to play in Friday's pre-season game. CBs Jacoby Shepherd and Jerametrius Butler were held out for the second day Thursday because of tight hamstrings. Both are expected to play Friday night.

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Rams | Some Injury Notes

Thu, 30 Aug 2001 05:25:58 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams backup C Frank Garcia is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks with a hyperextended big toe he suffered in practice. "He got it over in pass-blocking drills," coach Mike Martz said. The team was waiting for X-ray results this morning to make sure Garcia doesn't have a fracture. Mike Newell becomes the team's backup center. Martz announced Wednesday that safeties Kim Herring (hamstring) and Adam Archuleta (hamstring); LBs Mark Fields (thigh) and London Fletcher (hamstring); and CB Aeneas Williams (back) will join QB Kurt Warner (precautionary) in sitting out the Kansas City pre-season game this week.

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Rams | Team Injury Notes

Thu, 09 Aug 2001 21:48:01 -0700

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams C Frank Garcia (wrist) returned to practice on Thursday. Starting LG Tom Nutten remained out with a twisted ankle, but he is expected to return Friday. Others missing practice with injuries were FB Larry Bowie (toe), CB Jacoby Shepherd (hamstring), DE Sean Moran (back) and WR Darrius Blevins (knee). Blevins has a bone bruise. Coach Mike Martz said he expects backup S Rich Coady back by next week, then starting FS Kim Herring the following week. Both are recovering from hamstring injuries.

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Rams | Rams Injury Notes

Mon, 04 Jun 2001 02:11:55 -0700

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Rams G Adam Timmerman (hamstring), G Pete Swanson (back), C Frank Garcia (ankle), LB Brian Allen (hand), DT Tyoka Jackson (knee) and WR Az-Zahir Hakim (knee) all sat out of practice on Sunday.

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Rams | More on Recent Mini-camp

Sun, 03 Jun 2001 15:39:30 -0700

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports for the Sporting News that St. Louis Rams C Andy McCollum (bone spur, shin) and DL Tyoka Jackson (knee) both sat out of the team's recent mini-camp while recovering from their injuries. With them out, Frank Garcia worked as the starting center while Brian Young saw action on the Rams' second-string.

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Rams | Garcia Signed to Two-Year Deal

Thu, 26 Apr 2001 15:01:07 -0700

According to their official website, the St. Louis Rams have signed free agent C Frank Garcia (Carolina) to a two-year deal. Financial terms have not been released.

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Panthers | News & Notes

Sat, 31 Mar 2001 00:23:47 -0800

Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette the Carolina Panthers will now focus on the NFL Draft after a good opening to the free agent period. Panthers free agent OL Frank Garcia, Matt Campbell and Clarence Jones are not expected to be back in Carolina and Jones may even retire. The team has not pursued RB/KR Michael Bates as much as many expected. He's visited New England and drawn some interest from Cleveland. WR Patrick Jeffers (ACL) should be ready to go by training camp, although he'll take it slow. As previously reported, TE Wesley Walls (ACL) may not be ready quite as soon. The team may look at Rashard Anderson at both free safety and cornerback during mini-camp and then pick a position for him. If Deon Grant (hip) can't make it back, Anderson may stay at safety.

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Panthers | Garcia Gone

Tue, 20 Mar 2001 01:16:34 -0800

In a move that was totally expected given the recent signings of C Jeff Mitchell and G Kevin Donnalley, the Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said the Panthers have informed free agent C Frank Garcia that he will not be back next season.

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Panthers | Free Agent Notes

Sun, 11 Mar 2001 00:21:21 -0800

The Gaston Gazette reports free agent C Jeff Mitchell is expected to decide soon on where he will sign, after completing a visit with Carolina on Saturday. If Mitchell signs, starting C Frank Garcia's career in Carolina is expected to be over. The Panthers are still looking for a replacement for LB Lee Woodall, but it is not clear if they will bring in free agent LB Levon Kirkland for a visit. Earlier they had pursued free agent LB Dexter Coakley, but he re-signed with Dallas. As previously reported, the Panthers have also expressed interest in free agent G Frank Middleton.

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Panthers | Center Update

Fri, 09 Mar 2001 22:24:40 -0800

As an update to a previous story, Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com Ravens free agent C Jeff Mitchell held off on re-signing with the Ravens so he could visit the Carolina Panthers this weekend. If the Panthers don't sign Mitchell, they might be one of the teams interested in free agent C Dermontti Dawson. Several teams are keeping an eye on Dawson and this hamstring situation. The Panthers are expected to lose C Frank Garcia in free agency.

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Panthers | Hitting the Market

Wed, 28 Feb 2001 01:15:34 -0800

As an update to previously reported stories, the Gaston Gazette reports three starting members of the Carolina Panters offensive line are expected to hit the open free agent market on Friday. The Panthers will not attempt to re-sign OC Frank Garcia, OLG Matt Campbell or OLT Clarence Jones before Friday. Those decisions are reportedly based more on the team's cap situation rather than the player's performance. Backup OL Bryan Stoltenberg is close to agreeing to a pay cut that could save the team more than $750,000 under the salary cap. It all adds up to the Panthers pursuing offensive linemen in free agency or the NFL Draft. The team could still re-sign Garcia, Campbell or Jones at a later date.

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Panthers | OL Notes | More

Mon, 26 Feb 2001 01:19:15 -0800

Pat Yasinskas reports in the Sporting News free agency could play havoc with the Panthers offensive line. Starters Matt Campbell, Frank Garcia and Clarence Jones are all free agents, but Campbell and Garcia could re-sign with the team after testing the market. The team currently plans to switch ORT Chris Terry to the left side. The team will then look for an inexpensive free agent to compete with Jeno James as the starting right tackle. ORG Jamar Nesbit could also move to center. RB is another position that could be addressed. Although coach George Seifert said Tim Biakabutuka's roster spot is safe, the team would like another back to compete with him in training camp. The team could potentially pursue Seattle RB Ricky Watters if he is released or via trade. FS Eugene Robinson isn't likely to be re-signed. The team may not be able to afford re-signing WR Isaac Byrd.

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Falcons | Needing A Center

Sat, 24 Feb 2001 18:36:57 -0800

Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com the Atlanta Falcons are expected to pursue an offensive center during the off-season. In fact they auditioned former New York Giants OC Brian Williams, who has played just one season in the past three because of eye problems. One free agent who should see a lot of interest on the open market is Panthers OC Frank Garcia. Don't look for Garcia in Atlanta though because they prefer to either find some veteran who will sign a cheaper contract or use one of their youngsters at the position.

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Panthers | Looking Ahead

Fri, 15 Dec 2000 15:54:17 -0800

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers officials have opened negotiations with S Mike Minter's agent, Craig Domann, about a new deal for the upcoming free agent. However, no deal is likely to be done anytime soon as the Panthers are already $10 million over the salary cap next year. On the offensive line, Frank Garcia, Matt Campbell and Clarence Jones are all able to leave via free agency, too. The team has hinted towards a potential overhaul on the offensive line, which has been horrible this year.

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