Panthers still looking for receivers
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Posted May 4, 2012


Even though the Panthers drafted another and signed four undrafted wide receivers, they're still looking for help there.

Even though the Panthers drafted another and signed four undrafted wide receivers, they're still looking for help there.

Former Houston wideout JaCoby Jones was visiting the Panthers Thursday.

With a slew of smaller slot-type receivers on the roster (including fourth-round return man Joe Adams), the Panthers are looking for big guys who can run.

That was the common thread among most of their undrafted rookie pickups, and the 6-2, 212-pound Jones adds the facet of having done it in the league before.

He teased the Texans with his potential, but never established himself as a consistent threat, even in Andre Johnson's injury absence. He caught 31 passes for an impressive 16.5-yard average last season, but muffing a punt in the playoffs didn't endear him to coaches.

While coordinator Rob Chudzinski's system continues to evolve, the thing the Panthers lack are bigger options that can stretch the field. Brandon LaFell's penciled into the starting lineup, and they hope David Gettis comes back from a torn ACL to contribute.

But with a 90-man roster to play with, they're certainly going to continue to look.



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