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Ryan Kalil starts campaign to bring Jake Delhomme back to Carolina

Jake Delhomme

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme (17) walks off the field after the Browns lost to the Atlanta Falcons 20-10 in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Shortly after Silva posted an item Friday night that Jake Delhomme’s “days were numbered” in Cleveland, Panthers center Ryan Kalil responded.

“Delhomme’s days with Browns “are numbered?’'' Kalil wrote on Twitter. “Dear Marty Hurney, (slow chant) bring him back..bring him back..bring him back...BRING HIM BACK!”

He followed that note up a few minutes later with the following quote:

“‘We’ve got to talk about where we want to head as far as the veteran back up is concerned.’ - Ron Rivera #BringJakeBack”

The tweets reveal two things:

1. Kalil is a closet member of PFT Planet.

2. Delhomme would be welcomed back to the Panthers locker room with open arms.

Kalil is a bit of a jokester -- he got some blogs talking with a message about Hard Knocks earlier this week. But the Delhomme message sounds genuine.

“Kalil jokes around a lot,” Panthers beat writer in exile Darin Gantt wrote. “But if Delhomme was available, there would be a groundswell in the locker room to bring him back to Charlotte.”

It’s not that crazy a notion. The Panthers will be looking for a veteran that can help Cam Newton become a pro, not one that challenges for playing time. We suggested Chad Pennington before, but Delhomme makes even more sense.