Carolina reportedly had initial conversations with Mikell in recent weeks and could probably use some additional help at safety.
Mikell, 33, graded out as the No. 5 safety in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus but was released by the Rams in March due to age concerns. Mosher mentions that a deal could get done soon but there has been little interest in him in the free agent market.
We have him listed as the No. 7 player in Best Available Free Agents list.
As of now the Panthers have S’s Mike Mitchell, D.J. Campbell, and undrafted free agent Robert Lester, so signing Mikell would be a huge upgrade for the Panthers secondary. If the Panthers do sign Mikell it will likely be a one-year contract to prove that age will not be a factor going forward.