Jacoby Jones visits with the Panthers

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Jacoby Jones is off in pursuit of his next team.

Released by the Texans on Tuesday, Jones spent Thursday checking out a potential landing spot. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Jones visited the Panthers in Charlotte.

The Panthers could use Jones as a punt returner. Armanti Edwards averaged just 5.5 yards per return last season, five yards less than Jones’ mark for 2011 and Edwards doesn’t have three punt return touchdowns on his resume. At receiver, the Panthers lost Legedu Naanee in free agency which leaves David Gettis and rookie Joe Adams as the leading contenders to play alongside Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell. That would give Jones a pretty good chance of catching some passes from Cam Newton if he wound up in Carolina.

Jones had 31 catches for 512 yards and two touchdowns last season.

21 responses to “Jacoby Jones visits with the Panthers

  1. I think this would be a great pick up for carolina’s passing attack. We need more vertical threats and guys who can contribute on special teams.

  2. 23tarheel23 says: May 3, 2012 4:53 PM

    We already have our Punt Returner in Joe Adams.
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    We have a rookie punt returner who’s not proven in the nfl but Jones has proven his value in the NFL as a return man and a decent deep threat.

  3. Whould love to see JJ here I think JOE ADAMS is going to be good but we need more WR just in case some one goes down whould be a good pick up for the Panthers

  4. Good I hope we sign him. He would be a good veteran backup for special teams in case Joe Adams get hurts. You can never have enough special teams specialist.

  5. Believe me when I say this Carolina Fans….this is NOTHING to get excited about. He will get your hopes up and they will coming crashing down.

  6. …but Jones has proven his value in the NFL…

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    you are right, hence why we cut him.

  7. FYI – bench him if you make the playoffs. Otherwise, a pretty good pick up. He played well for the Texans, just not dependable on catching the punt cleanly. If he does, watch out, he could go all the way.

  8. I held my breath on every punt going to him that he would hang on to it! And of course in the biggest games he didn’t!! Plus he does to much dancing instead of running north/south. Maybe he will grow up with the change to a new team, you never know, But I’m glad he isn’t with the Texans anymore.

  9. Joe Adams is our guy. But I don’t mind kicking the tires on Jones to see if he’s mentally over that fumble in the Baltimore game.

  10. texanfan4life says: May 3, 2012 5:53 PM

    …but Jones has proven his value in the NFL…

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    you are right, hence why we cut him

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    Lets not mis-quote, I said he’s proven his value as a return man. Texans cut him because they overpayed for him.

  11. Best joke I’ve heard all day! He will help in the passing attack is a vertical threat!? Baha he is a dancer and scared to cut across the middle is why he was cut.

  12. Jacoby Jones would be an asset to the Panthers. He seems to be an outstanding young man and a highly skilled receiver / returner. Carolina would make a good decision to sign him up.

  13. This poor kid pulled A ROMO and choked on the big stage…The Panthers are going to be hitting that stage hot and heavy for the next 3-5 years and Joe Adams may or may not be the man but Jones is somewhat proven and a ton better than Edwards (who will be released…if they hire me as GM tomorrow)

  14. No one here would expect him to be the savior. We have Steve Smith and a whole bunch of maybes (LaFell, Gettis, Edwards, Adams). If we sign him and he’s good enough to catch 4-5 balls a game and keep Smith from being doubled, that’s all we would need.

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