Old faces, new places, it happens in every sport we watch. You see your team draft talent and most of them stay around for most of their career so you get used to seeing their faces every season.
Chris Gamble was one of those players for the fans of the Carolina Panthers. Being drafted by the Panthers in 2004 in the 1st round at the 28th pick, Gamble, a prospect out of Ohio State, went on to be one of the greatest defensive backs the Carolina Panthers ever had.
In his rookie season with the Carolina Panthers he was the first player in franchise history to play all 16 games. He earned Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie honors and set a Panthers Rookie record for interceptions in a season with 6.
Also in that same season, he was a Co-NFC Interceptions leader for the year with Ed Reed (9), Tory James (8), Nate Clements, Andre Dyson and Gamble himself at 6.
During his 8 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Gamble has over 27 interceptions, in which he is the franchises all time leader in that category, 508 tackles, 1 sack and 2 TDs.
This last season for Gamble was his worst yet, only playing 4 games after tearing his right labrum which required surgery.
He recorded just 15 tackles in his final season with the Carolina Panthers.
The good thing, is Gamble is on the road to recovery, I’m sure he is upset that he is no longer a Carolina Panther, but free agency is just a few days away and I’m sure he will have a new team.
Adam Schefter posted the following tweet
Panthers announced they released CB Chris Gamble.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2013