Jerricho Cotchery to visit Panthers on Monday

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The Panthers do appear interested in fielding a wide receiver this season.

After watching all their free agents leave and cutting Steve Smith, the Panthers are making their first move on the market.

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers wideout Jerricho Cotchery will visit the Panthers Monday.

The 31-year-old Cotchery had a career-high 10 touchdowns for the Steelers last season, giving him nine more than the Panthers current depth chart at the position (Kealoha Pilares has the only two NFL receptions and only touchdown of the lot).

He’d be a solid addition, but they still need an A player there after gutting the position this offseason.

Free agents Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn and Domenik Hixon all left, and they’ve watched the rest of the league sift through the early wave of wideouts.

42 responses to “Jerricho Cotchery to visit Panthers on Monday

  1. Have faith Panther fans. Jericho is better than your previous 2 but not as good as your former 1. Cam will enjoy having a guy like him around. Trust me, most of us here in NY still miss his contributions.

  2. Jerricho Cotchery is a third wideout at best but I guess he is miles ahead of anyone else on the Panthers current roster. The way the Panthers are going with Gettleman at the helm is they may have Mickey Mouse at Number One wideout on Opening Day 2014. Everyone says that Gettleman has a plan. That plan seems to be to gut a playoff roster and fill it with stiffs and scrubs. Go figure?

  3. It would be good to have Jericho back home in North Carolina. But the pick’ns are getting slim. I understand Ochocinco and Terrell Owens are still available.

  4. And the Steelers lose yet another player…

    Lamar Woodley, Fernadno Verlasco, Jericho Cotchery, Emanuel Sanders, Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hoods, Plexico Burress, Ryan Clark, Larry Foote…yikes! Total rebuild mode for the next 5 years.

    Hey at least you have your injury riddled 32 year old Safety and your 32 year old Tight End locked up for the next 3 years..way to manage your cap space Ditzburgh.

  5. And the Steelers lose yet another player…

    Lamar Woodley, Fernadno Verlasco, Jericho Cotchery, Emanuel Sanders, Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hoods, Plexico Burress, Ryan Clark, Larry Foote…yikes! Total rebuild mode for the next 5 years.

    Hey at least you have your injury riddled 32 year old Safety and your 32 year old Tight End locked up for the next 3 years..way to manage your cap space Ditzburgh.

    Who did they really lost most of those players are over 30, velasco’s a backup, hood never developed and sanders was injured too often and had big drops

    Polamalu is younger than foote, burress, keisel and clark…yikes

  6. It is managed. The worst is over. Pitt is ready to take over the division again. The way it should be. I mean our Quarterback goes to multiple Superbowls and wins multiple times, that’s why he gets paid. While Pitt likes Cotchery they will not over pay for him. Or as it is known in the NFL now. Pitt won’t go all “Flacco” on him and over pay.

  7. We miss Jerricho in the Green & White. He has soft hands and comes up with incredible clutch catches just watch his one handed catch for the JETS on week 11 in 2008..insane.

  8. I don’t usually like to dog on good teams, but I mean… How are you supposed to win when you let your 1, 2, 3, 4 WR options leave and your solution (so far) seems to be a 31 year old WR named Jericho Cotchery. Look for the Panthers to go WR heavy in the draft…

  9. Luckily, this draft is supposedly deep at WR. Carolina will have to draft several of them.

  10. well let’s see. Ben has Brown and…and…lol. Pitt won’t be ready to “take over the division” for years to come. and they seem to have trouble making the playoffs lately, much less win a super bowl.

  11. Panthers have cleared out one of the lesser groups of WR’s in the league. Now it’s time to reload.

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    The draft is supposed to be very deep at the WR position. Perhaps Gettleman thinks he can a pair of young starters there He would appear to have boxed himself in to drafting a receiver in the first round.
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  13. well let’s see. Ben has Brown and…and…lol. Pitt won’t be ready to “take over the division” for years to come. and they seem to have trouble making the playoffs lately, much less win a super bowl.

    Me well let’s see the steelers beat everyone in the division once with “nobody” last year and finished ahead of the OFFSEASON favorites the ravens. Can’t wait to see the steeler d run over that Swiss cheese O line …talk about spinning turnstiles.

  14. By the way who is the raven half back while slugger Rice serves his suspension. I guess that’s more of a concern than what the steelers are doing. Burying your head in the sand will not make it go away.

  15. Lets see…. the steelers have brown who put up huge numbers, wheaton, cotchery, and and yes a stout number new receiver will be coming in the draft. Bank on it. This Sounds like more then enough good receivers to win a superbowl. Now the ravens on the other hand, it doesn’t matter which receivers they have because they’ll be lucky to keep flacco standing next year.

  16. You know, I am just ecstatic that the Steelers allowed the heart of its ‘no heart’ starter corps to leave town. Sanders? Love it. Woodley? I’d help the guy pack. Wallace? I’d have bought him bus fare.

    But not only is Cotchery a solid, capable receiver, but he’s also a class act. Hope he somehow returns to Pittsburgh.

  17. as far as who the back will be when rice is out…dunno yet. but with Monroe Yanda and Osemilie I hope we play the Steelers. your d line is leaving with your receivers

  18. Cotchery is a solid NFL WR when used in his ideal role. It would be a good signing but it is only one step in many that still need to be taken to give the Panthers a contender-level offense.

  19. If we can get this guy and sign Jones from GB, I will feel a lot better!!! Pick up a couple WRs in the draft and we’re good, hopefully! Gettleman sign these guys and stop playing!!!!!!

  20. “Panthers have cleared out one of the lesser groups of WR’s in the league. Now it’s time to reload.”

    …and Offensive Line, and secondary, all with less than ten million in cap space. #GuttingforLosAngeles2016

  21. loyalraven…..An 8-8 team can afford to let players go from their team. Pittsburgh will be fine. Cotchery visiting the Jags will hurt. We should have locked him up. But, then again, he had 10 td’s last year because of the guy throwing the ball. Sanders too!………………Go STEELERS!!!!

  22. This guy would have been the #2 we needed with Smith. He would be an asset for us. From my perspective, DG must be convinced he can get the second coming of Jerry Rice in the first round of the draft, and he’ll stock the position with #2 and #3 guys otherwise.

  23. I think for Cam’s development as a leader, he had to let Steve Smith go. Too many guys on the team look to Steve First. I know off subject

    If the Panthers can get Cotchery and James Jones and Draft a guy like Kelvin Benjamin, I’d be happy with that. Cotchery was a great possession guy last year and had 10 TD’s. James Jones isn’t a true #1 so I look at that as a lateral move with him in regard to smitty(as smitty isn’t a true #1 anymore)

    Greg Olsen
    James Jones
    Jericho Cotchery
    Kelvin Benjamin
    and one more guy whether he’s on the roster now or another free agent.

    I could deal with that

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