"Snitch" Shockey Could Wind Up Back with Panthers

According to a tweet by NFLN's Warren Sapp, he heard that former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey is the one who clued investigators in on the New Orleans "bounty scandal."

While Sapp didn't actually come out and say Shockey was responsible, somebody suggested Shockey and Sapp confirmed. Shockey has denied any involvement to this point, but even if he was the one who notified the league and Sapp's sources were correct, it was wrong to out him.

With all that nonsense going on, there still is a chance that Shockey, a free-agent, could return to the Carolina Panthers.

A team official said the Panthers remain in contact with Shockey's agent and the tight end has told the team he wants to play another season. No deal is imminent but the two sides are keeping an open dialogue.

Shockey's agent, Drew Rosenhaus confirmed at the NFL owners meetings that he and the Panthers continue to talk, but said no deal is imminent.