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Rivera, Hurney send mixed signals on Shockey’s intentions

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For the most part, the coaches and General Managers gathered in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine have avoided creating any controversy.  So far.  (Then again, the night is young.)

That said, Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney and coach Ron Rivera raised some eyebrows with conflicting remarks regarding the future of tight end Jeremy Shockey.

According to the Associated Press, Rivera said that Shockey had discussed the possibility of retiring after the 2011 season.  Hurney, in contrast, said that the team has “gotten no indication that Jeremy’s considering retirement at this point.”

Either way, Shockey will be an unrestricted free agent on March 13.  For him to remain with the Panthers, both sides have to want the relationship to continue.

A 10-year veteran, Shockey starter 13 games for the Panthers in 2011, his first season with the team.  He caught 37 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns.

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13 Responses to “Rivera, Hurney send mixed signals on Shockey’s intentions”
  1. dg0122 says: Feb 23, 2012 10:31 PM

    the Kenny Powers of football

  2. eaglez10 says: Feb 23, 2012 10:37 PM

    He’s still in the league?

  3. gpete1962 says: Feb 23, 2012 10:40 PM

    Hey Jeremy, Go gentle into that good night !!

  4. prideandpoise says: Feb 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    Please don’t retire Jeremy. I would miss reading about how you made an ass of yourself on PFT.

  5. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Feb 23, 2012 10:54 PM

    wait, hasn’t Carolina already made the upcoming playoffs?

  6. pilot2011 says: Feb 23, 2012 11:00 PM

    Greg Olsen and Shockey formed a pretty good tight end duo, and the NFL showed this year that 2 tight end sets are hard to cover week in week out.

    Gary Barnidge will be back form injury too, so don’t be surprised to see Chudzinski use 3 tight ends in unique packages next year… The Panthers have a serious offense that will have an entire off-season this time around.

    NFC South could legitimately send 3 teams next year.

  7. frenchy121212 says: Feb 23, 2012 11:04 PM

    Does anyone care about Jeremy Shockeys intentions?

  8. bullethead527 says: Feb 23, 2012 11:11 PM

    Shockey you have at least 2 years in your tank left, stay in Carolina and help my QB Newton out.

  9. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Feb 23, 2012 11:16 PM

    this is so controversial that every 6th grader in the state of Louisiana and New York is gonna enlighten the planet about their super bowl wins and how shockey isn’t cool.

  10. chazatlas says: Feb 23, 2012 11:25 PM

    I’d like to see Shockey stay if the contract works for both sides. I think Shock adds some edge and experience to the Panthers.

  11. TheNaturalMevs says: Feb 23, 2012 11:56 PM

    I’d be sad to see him go.

  12. chowface86 says: Feb 24, 2012 12:43 AM

    Brett Favre thinks he is a HOF lock

  13. dacapt704 says: Feb 24, 2012 9:07 AM

    @frenchy121212 Does anyone care about Jeremy Shockeys intentions?

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    If you didn’t you wouldn’t have read the article…and to answer your question–YES, Panthers fans do..so If you don’t care then read about your own team and keep the stupid sarcastic comments to yourself

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