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Panthers not showing interest in Nicks, yet

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With Steve Smith out in Carolina, many believe the team will now bring Hakeem Nicks home to Charlotte.  And while that could go a long way toward calming down some restless Panthers fans, there’s no clear indication it will happen.

A league source tells PFT that, as of last night, the Panthers had shown no interest in Nicks.

As we’ve previously suggested, Gettleman’s interest — or lack thereof — in Nicks will be telling.  Gettleman worked for the Giants when Nicks was drafted, and through several years of his career.  Gettleman still knows people with the team.  Whatever happened over the last two years to make Nicks career go awry, Gettleman knows more about it than any other G.M.

So if Gettleman doesn’t want Nicks, that’s a problem.  For Nicks.

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34 Responses to “Panthers not showing interest in Nicks, yet”
  1. seatt1ej0nes says: Mar 13, 2014 6:16 PM

    Do we really care about the Panthers or any other team other than the World Champions? #bestteamever #goHAWKS

  2. akboot says: Mar 13, 2014 6:16 PM

    I’ll bet they will be.

  3. tdubdizzle says: Mar 13, 2014 6:16 PM

    Raiders should get him.

  4. thevikesarebest says: Mar 13, 2014 6:18 PM

    He’s mediocre.couldnt hold c PATTERSON or g Jennings bags.SKOL

  5. allhailkingflacco says: Mar 13, 2014 6:18 PM

    So he’s putting the Nix on Nicks ?

    No bueno !

  6. bennyb82 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:21 PM

    Nicks is young, which is the only thing he has on Steve Smith…

  7. believeland2014 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:22 PM

    Isn’t Nicks Visiting Indy today?

  8. blacknole08 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:27 PM

    Why not??!! Nicks said he would play with Cam. We already screwed up with Smitty. We need WRs! Get to work Gentlemen!

  9. schmitty2 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:28 PM

    Panthers don’t need him, they are LOADED at wr already. Oh wait……..

  10. jameswhorton80 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:29 PM

    Gettelman is a idiot! We have zero receivers that caught a ball this past season and only have two on the roster. What is this guy doing? He dismantled our offensive line and receiving core which included our only legit receiver in Smith. Now what? Season is over before it started because of piss poor management. And I thought this clown of a GM was an upgrade. WRONG!

  11. grandpoopah says: Mar 13, 2014 6:31 PM

    Cam is literally going to have no one to throw to. How are you supposed to run an offense without a single NFL caliber receiver? What a horrible, horrible GM.

  12. thelegendofkikoalonso says: Mar 13, 2014 6:50 PM

    They will probably draft 4 wr in the first four rounds, you heard it here first!

  13. jetfan74 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:54 PM

    I hear Santonio Holmes is available!!! Seriously though, fans need to relax and just enjoy the ride. There are plenty of receivers out there and the draft is deep. He might want to worry about the back end of the D unless there is quality depth to step up.

  14. sportsnut101 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:54 PM

    well since cam doesnt throw well enough anyway what does it matter if u have a wr

    they run georgia tech triple option anyway

    there def won alot of games last yr yes cam got better as in his attitude but throwing wise thats a no

  15. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 13, 2014 6:55 PM

    They want a “sleeper” on the field not “sleeping.”

  16. pantherfan40 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:57 PM

    i guess cams just gunna have to run all season

  17. bennyb82 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:00 PM

    It almost seems like the GM is trying to leave his mark on this team even when change isn’t necessary. I don’t remember another team dismantling integral players after finally having a solid season…the Ravens did last year but they did not have as much of a choice…plus they won the super bowl…

  18. thegregwitul says: Mar 13, 2014 7:02 PM

    I wonder if the Panthers will attempt a trade with a team like St.Louis to move up in the draft to select Sammy Watkins, because right now, the current lineup has to be the worst collection of receiving talent in NFL history. They have to sign somebody, right?

  19. pantherpro says: Mar 13, 2014 7:15 PM

    In Cam we trust. Gettelman… no much!

  20. snookau says: Mar 13, 2014 7:24 PM

    What do you expect from a team who has nearly $14M ties up in RB/FB?

    Carolina is about to take a giant step back in a very competitive division.

  21. pancaketaco says: Mar 13, 2014 7:32 PM

    Gettlelman…Free Agency started on 3/11 not 3/18.

    Get to work!

  22. corkspop says: Mar 13, 2014 7:35 PM

    There are receivers available via free agency and some are better than the ones jumping ship. Also, this draft is chock full of WR’s.

  23. floratiotime says: Mar 13, 2014 8:01 PM

    The problem with winning a Superbowl is putting up with the a-hole fans … the ones who never said boo before, but now blow the trumpet.

  24. thegreatsantini56 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:15 PM

    Very strange. Some kind of rumor came out today saying that the Panthers offered Nicks $4.5 million for one year. Steve was released via a press release, and then someone named “pop nicks” tweeted that his son was coming home to be a Panther. Hakeem shortly tweeeted that he was off to Indy and then to SD. “Pop” soon recanted. Strange.

  25. cplat2010 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:22 PM

    Smithy was done wrong, but all this falls back on hurney. This is obviously not a short term fix. I just hope gross’ retirement was directly related to gettlemen. Who’s projected number one next year?

  26. xli2006 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:25 PM

    He’s stopping in Indy first to meet with the Colts tomorrow.

    That seems like valuable information to include in the article if the goal of the article is to “inform the reader”.

  27. strokinmyego says: Mar 13, 2014 8:31 PM

    All the people bashing Gettleman need to realize there is plenty of time in free agency to make upgrades and additions. The draft is still a thing as well. The guy is trying to work his team out of the salary cap hell Hurney left him. If Hurney didn’t give out those stupid contracts to Deangelo and J-Stew Smith would still be a Panther.

    He had the same approach last year and things turned out pretty well. They don’t hand out trophies in March and the last time I checked the Panthers aren’t playing any games until September. Give the guy some time before you ask for his head on a platter.

  28. croghan1919 says: Mar 13, 2014 8:42 PM

    Caveat emptor Grigson.

  29. ctgiant says: Mar 13, 2014 9:17 PM

    Trust Me! Jerry Reese is a close to Gettlemmen as one GM to another could be, hence the Beason trade.
    Nicks shot himself {in his head} last year, and the panthers {assumming there is interest} won’t overpay him, nor should they.
    Hakeem Nicks could have been anything he wanted to be be on our team, last year, his obvious lack of effort, being late to re-hab, getting fined several times, and finally HC Coughlin said, “enough” go ask him what happened”.

  30. texansfalcons says: Mar 13, 2014 9:47 PM

    The Panthers’ current receiving core is pathetic.

  31. chazatlas says: Mar 13, 2014 9:50 PM

    Who does Gettleman think Cam is going to throw to? Oh that’s right, he doesn’t want to resign Cam after this season.

  32. pantherfan40 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:31 PM

    our problem is oline and db rather then wr

  33. pantherprowler76 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:39 PM

    As a Panther’s fan … Signing Nick’s for a 1 yr deal max would be preferred … We need to save the cap room for additional needs … I would like to see them sign Michael Oher if he hasn’t signed with someone else

  34. marcribaudo says: Mar 14, 2014 10:49 AM

    Face it, nicks showed his true colors last year by failing to show up like he did in his previous season with NY. Thats a character issue to most GMs. I used to be a huge fan of the guy, but not after what he showed last season. I’m not saying he won’t have a monster year with whoever signs him, only that he didn’t play with heart and teams saw this.

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