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Shockey still on Panthers radar

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Free agent tight end Jeremy Shockey recently expressed concern that Warren Sapp’s bounty-scandal-snitch allegations against him might put Shockey out of an NFL job.

ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas, however, reports that the Panthers “remain in contact” with Shockey’s agent, and the veteran tight end has informed the club he wants to re-sign for the upcoming season.

Shockey remains an effective run blocker going on age 32, and was a plus in the receiving game last season, as well. Playing alongside Greg Olsen in two-tight end sets, Shockey caught 37 balls for 455 yards and four touchdowns.

Shockey was Carolina’s fifth leading receiver, behind Steve Smith, Jonathan Stewart, Olsen, and Legedu Naanee.

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11 Responses to “Shockey still on Panthers radar”
  1. snasri8 says: Mar 25, 2012 4:44 PM

    Would be happy to have him back. Hear all the stuff other teams fans say about him but us Panthers fans saw none of that last year. He fit in well, performed well, and was actually a good leader. Only reason we haven’t resigned him already was he wanted too much money, if he will take an amount that works for us, great deal.

  2. duanethomas says: Mar 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    One year NFL veteran minimum with some incentives.

  3. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 25, 2012 5:01 PM

    Sure, sign him. But, do not let him into your huddle.

  4. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 25, 2012 5:11 PM

    Shock is a blip on the Panther’s radar. A bleep on every other team’s radar.

  5. jaybird70 says: Mar 25, 2012 5:17 PM

    Too much baggage with Shockey! Think we’d be ok without.

  6. kp4lsu says: Mar 25, 2012 5:22 PM

    I’m a big Saints fan I did not like it when they let him go last year he was one of my favorites.

  7. eaglesw00t says: Mar 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    He is worth more than the vet minimum. I don’t think he will get it though. Screwed by Sapp

  8. djjasonpaul says: Mar 25, 2012 5:37 PM

    I hope Shockey signs with the Pathers so we can get a chance to break his legs at least twice this season! No Bounty on this one, just a open season for some payback. Shockey’s career will be done by the end of this season if it’s not over already. Goodell may make the Pathers sign him so the snitch doesn’t cry and try to sue anyone.

  9. rob0527 says: Mar 25, 2012 6:11 PM

    Could be a good fit with the Jets, there is always room for another head case and receiver demanding the ball.

  10. stevietimmy says: Mar 25, 2012 6:51 PM

    “djjasonpaul

    I hope Shockey signs with the Pathers so we can get a chance to break his legs at least twice this season! No Bounty on this one, just a open season for some payback.”

    Love the internet tough guys. “We” and “…get a chance to break his legs.” Yeah right. Keep eating your Cheetos there champ. I am sure that Shockey is praying that you don’t suit up and take the field.

  11. chadmurdigan says: Mar 26, 2012 10:50 AM

    Shockey with his tats and Newton with his towel and Superman shtick. What a pair!

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