The Panthers haven't shown interest in pursuing Washington's Jason Campbell (52 starts), who recently was supplanted when the Redskins traded for former Philadelphia star Donovan Mcnabb. Carolina passed on McNabb and now-relocated former Cleveland quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson.
It now appears questionable whether Carolina will sign a veteran quarterback. Team officials are said to be working with a tight internal budget into which even a modest veteran's salary might not fit. Rookies, other than top draft picks, are more cost-efficient.