Yeah, most of it was probably from me. I heard from Gantt and Yasinskas two usually VERY reliable panthers sources that the Front Office wasn't going to clear him to play.
I guess they've realised we cannot head into next season without him, healthy or otherwise. I think we'll still go linebacker in the draft though, just not in the first.
I don't like the Rucker resigning, he's in his thirties and hasn't been a force since his probowl year in 03. Not to mention his injury woes. With such a deep class of DEs this year I would've much rathered we cut him, sign a FA linebacker with the cap space we'd saved and then take a LB, S in the first and a second round DE like Abraimi. Can't have it all though :(