In Jeremy Shockey’s mind, he’s gone to Carolina.
“Looks like I’m signing with Carolina,” Shockey wrote on Facebook Thursday. “Time for the Next chapter. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to play football. Lets hope we all have the chance to play this season.”
We’re still awaiting official confirmation of the news, but Shockey figures to be a pretty good source on the issue. It was expected that he would sign with a team before the lockout. He chose one that has searched for a quality every-down pass-catching tight end for a very long time. Shockey also took a physical with the Dolphins.
Shockey can be a solid starter, but injuries have sapped his production and explosiveness over the last few years.
UPDATE: A league source tells PFT the contract is for two years. It has not been signed yet.
UPDATE II: Correction: The deal is only for one year.