Rivera: Finding protection for Cam is priority
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Coach Ron Rivera says it's more important for the Carolina Panthers to find a player to protect Cam Newton than to give his franchise quarterback another weapon.
That's as close as Rivera or general manager Dave Gettleman came on Tuesday to hinting what the Panthers may do with the 28th pick of next month's NFL draft.
I think right now what we've done is bring in guys who have the ability to make plays for us.
He also said he wouldn't hesitate to pick up what he called a "blue goose'' pass-rusher or defensive tackle.
The Panthers also are looking to pick up a quality young receiver after losing their top four from last season.