Charlotte, NC - Wide Receiver Kevin Dyson is out for at least the first six weeks of the regular season and likely the entire season after he tore the Achilles tendon in his left leg during Wednesday’s practice at Ericsson Stadium.
“He could be done for the year, or he could come back more quickly from it and help us in the latter part of the year,” we’ll just have to wait and see how the rehab process goes,” said General Manager Marty Hurney.
Dyson had 41 receptions for 460 yards and four touchdowns last season for Tennessee, but the Titans did not make a serious attempt to re-sign him. Dyson signed a one-year deal with the Panthers earlier this year.
Hurney and Coach John Fox even said that they envisioned Dyson being able to push Muhsin Muhammad and Steve Smith for a starting position.
“Kevin’s obviously very disappointed,” Hurney said. “He’s also very determined to get back on the field. Everything that we’ve heard about him is that he’s a hard worker and very dedicated to his rehab when he’s injured.”
The Panthers have no immediate plans to sign another receiver, although Hurney said that could change in the future.
'”We'll obviously keep an eye on it, but we have no definitive plans to do anything at this point,” Hurney said.