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      Panthers Steal from League Rival

      The Panthers signed two former Columbus Lions, defensive back Damien Daniels, a four time defensive player of the year, and linebacker Ryan Babb.Daniels (5-10, 185, West Georgia) comes to the Panthers from the Columbus Lions. Daniels played four seasons for the Lions, earning first-team All-League honors in each of those four seasons to go along with his Defensive Player of the Year recognition. While showing the ability to be a dominant defensive back in the indoor game, Daniels has 59 career interceptions and led the league with 18 last season. His versatility should prove valuable to the Panthers and provide head coach Lucious Davis with another shutdown defensive back.

      Babb (6-0, 215, Troy) led the Columbus Lions defense in 2011. Babb finished the season with 22.5 tackles, including a sack. He also added four interceptions, seven pass breakups, a fumble recovery, and scoring three touchdowns.