The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jason Avant knows the Panthers lack a high profile wide receiver.
But that doesn’t concern the eight-year NFL veteran wideout, who says there’s no reason Carolina can’t win a Super Bowl this year.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers signed free agent wide receiver Jason Avant to a one-year contract on Monday.
The Panthers did not release financial terms.
The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
If the Panthers are to get their third win of the season this may be the weekend to do it even though they will be playing on the road. The Eagles are arguably the worst team in the league and things don’t get any better for them with two of their offensive stars sitting this one out.