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Antoine Cason | Defensive Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Arizona
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The Charlotte Observer believes CB Antoine Cason will enter training camp atop the depth chart.
Cason signed a one-year deal with Carolina after playing sparingly in Arizona last season. A 2008 first-round pick of the Chargers, Cason has a chance to rehab his career in Carolina. The front seven in Carolina takes so much pressure off the secondary even middling players like Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence were able to flourish last season. Cason could thrive in that situation, earning himself a hefty payday next offseason. Mar 22 - 11:09 AM

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Panthers agreed to terms with CB Antoine Cason on a one-year contract.

A 2008 first-round pick of the Chargers, Cason is now on his third NFL team. He played sparingly in Arizona last season, drawing below-average marks in coverage but making a heroic pick-six of Ryan Fitzpatrick in the Cards' Week 15 overtime win against Tennessee. Cason is a big-bodied corner going on age 28. He'll compete for playing time in a limited-talent Carolina secondary.
Mar 21 - 2:02 PM

Free agent CB Antoine Cason will visit the Panthers.

The ex-Charger played only 169 defensive snaps for the Cardinals last season, struggling in coverage. He's still only 27, however, and just one year removed from being a 16-game starter. Cason would be a sensible, cheap flier for a team with a beastly front seven that takes pressure off its secondary.
Mar 18 - 8:01 PM

Cardinals agreed to terms with CB Antoine Cason, formerly of the Chargers, on a one-year, $2 million contract.

Long and lean at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Cason is a good fit for DC Todd Bowles' preferred press coverage. Although he's started each of the past three seasons, Cason could be coming to town as the Cardinals' No. 3 corner after they gave Jerraud Powers a three-year, $10.5 million deal. Cason's size could land him on the outside when Powers moves to the slot in nickel packages. Cason is coming off a year where he notched 73 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles, but graded out as the sixth worst cornerback in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 05:42:00 PM

The Dolphins have reportedly "cooled" on free agent CB Antoine Cason.

The free-spending Dolphins haven't shown much urgency at cornerback. Perhaps they have someone like Cary Williams in mind, or maybe they'll address the position in the draft. Cason has drawn light interest from Jacksonville, Carolina, and Washington, but his only known visit was to the Cardinals.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 03:30:00 PM

Free agent CB Antoine Cason is visiting the Cardinals.

Teams have been after Cason. He has also been linked to the Redskins, Browns, Lions, and Dolphins. He fits the mold for Todd Bowles' defense as a press corner with good length. Cason played college ball at the University of Arizona.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 02:00:00 PM

The Redskins have reportedly reached out to free agent CB Antoine Cason.

Cason has now been linked to the 'Skins, Browns, Lions and Dolphins. As a 26-year-old press corner with good size, it's not a surprise. He could end up costing upwards of $5 million per year.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 10:02:00 AM

The Lions "remain interested" in CB Antoine Cason as free agency approaches.

26-year-old Cason would be a strong fit for Lions DC Gunther Cunningham's press-man scheme. The Lions are also interested in re-signing Chris Houston.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:35:00 PM

The Browns and Lions have shown interest in free agent CB Antoine Cason.

The Chargers are reportedly "still in the mix." New Browns DC Ray Horton likes his corners to be taller and able tacklers, and Cason fits the bill. Cason also has ties to OC Norv Turner and coach Rob Chudzinski from their days together in San Diego. The 26-year-old will have plenty of suitors.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Sirius XM Radio's Adam Caplan passes along buzz that "multiple teams" are in the mix for free agent CB Antoine Cason.

The Colts would make sense as a team that plays press-man in the secondary and recently hired former Chargers exec Jimmy Raye. Indianapolis is also needy at corner. Cason is 26 years old. He was the 27th overall pick in the 2008 draft.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 01:09:00 AM

The Arizona Republic specifically mentions free agent CB Antoine Cason as a player that "makes sense" for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are as thin as it gets at the cornerback spot after the release of William Gay last week. Cason is a bigger corner, which is how new DC Todd Bowles likes his corners to be. The Union-Tribune San Diego predicted last month that Cason could get upwards of $5 million annually on the open market.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 06:08:00 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego believes that impending free agent CB Antoine Cason will get at least $5 million annually in free agency, and "probably more."

Cason came on late in 2012 to finish with 73 tackles, two interceptions, and 11 pass deflections as a 16-game starter. While San Diego has expressed interest in bringing him back, he likely won't be returning on a team-friendly contract. Shareece Wright and Marcus Gilchrist are the only other corners on the Chargers' roster with NFL experience.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 09:54:00 PM

Chargers RCB Antoine Cason will recover his old starting job from rookie Marcus Gilchrist for Week 10's Thursday night matchup with the Raiders.

Gilchrist was destroyed by Jordy Nelson and had to be pulled from Week 9's shootout, and we're guessing that Norv Turner wants to give him time to get his confidence back. Cason hasn't been much better, giving up three TDs to Plaxico Burress the week before. Unfortunately, this coverage issue isn't much help to owners of Raiders receivers, who lack a week-to-week clarity in the game plan.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 07:49:00 PM

There's a "strong chance" Chargers RCB Antoine Cason is benched in favor of rookie Marcus Gilchrist, sources tell the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Cason was lit up by Plaxico Burress Sunday and has been inconsistent all year. "We're going to address that," coach Norv Turner said Monday. "We don't have to make that decision right now. We're going to evaluate the two guys through the week." Gilchrist impressed in a Week 4 spot start in place of Quentin Jammer. The Chargers are still ranked third against the pass heading into Monday's game against the Chiefs.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Chargers RCB Antoine Cason (broken finger) returned to team drills Sunday.

Cason worked out with a giant cast on his right hand. He'll get the reps he needs even if he won't put the finger in harm's way. An emerging player in his fourth year, Cason will start across from Quentin Jammer in Week 1.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 10:00:00 AM

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