CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 13: C.J. Wilson #27 of the Carolina Panthers is introduced to the crowd during their preseason game against the New York Giants at Bank of America Stadium on August 13, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Speaking of the cornerback search, the St. Louis Rams worked out veteran corner C.J. Wilson, according to Jim Thomas. Wilson played for the Carolina Panthers last year. Rams defensive coordinator Ken Flajole knows Wilson from his time in Carolina. Wilson was a seventh-round draft pick of the Panthers in 2007.
So what kind of player is Wilson? Versatile, but a backup. He's a big guy that can stay with his man, but has an advantage in the zone. Carolina parted ways with him over the weekend.
Here's more on Wilson from the guys over at Cat Scratch Reader, SBNation's Panthers site.
Wilson may actually be on the bubble after four years in the system, particularly if the Panthers see great things from their rookies. But he's a fairly safe bet for a roster position if all else remains equal, because he's local, he knows the defense, and he can start in a pinch.
Wilson is a solid cover corner who can slide over to Safety if necessary. He's got good size and good speed, and is well-liked by his teammates. But if the Panthers decide that one of their rookies has more upside, or if a numbers game develops in the secondary, Wilson may be the odd man out.
In other roster moves, TE Ben Guidugli was added to the practice squad today, replacing TE DeMarco Crosby.