The latest candidate in Carolina’s never-ending quest to find a complement to Steve Smith signed his rookie contract on Tuesday.
The Panthers announced the signing of the third-round pick, which Aaron Wilson of NFP reports is a four-year deal with a signing bonus just over $818,000.
Dwayne Jarrett is seen as the favorite to start opposite Smith in Week One, but we suspect LaFell will pass Jarrett. LaFell LSU slipped in the draft because of inconsistent hands, but he should be more explosive than Jarrett, who still can’t shake defenders or Mike Williams comparisons.
Recently signed rookie Armanti Edwards should also be in the mix.