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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.

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  1. pantherfan40 says: Mar 16, 2014 1:42 PM

    some good news

  2. aaronfraudgers says: Mar 16, 2014 1:42 PM

    That’ll fix everything

  3. achap39 says: Mar 16, 2014 1:46 PM

    Jerrico Cotchery. Whoo.

  4. sdchicken says: Mar 16, 2014 1:52 PM

    They are trying to copy the patriots from last year by getting rid of all of their receivers. That worked out well.

  5. seatownballers says: Mar 16, 2014 1:55 PM

    He’s about to be over paid

  6. z06vision says: Mar 16, 2014 1:59 PM

    He will be a good pick up for any time. Solid player

  7. luz56 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:00 PM

    Not sure what they have been trying to accomplish out than missing the playoffs this year

  8. gridirondre says: Mar 16, 2014 2:07 PM

    Hurry up and sign Kenny Britt!!

  9. qdog112 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:09 PM

    In the land of the blind, a cyclops is KING. On the Panthers team of camp bodies, Jericho is a gem.

  10. jetfan74 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:11 PM

    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.

  11. psmith7716 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:14 PM

    Am hoping Pitt keeps Cotchery. He is a reliable received with whom Ben seems comfortable.

  12. motsuret06 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:15 PM

    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?

  13. bettis3636 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:16 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Keep Jericho in PITT for one more year!!

  14. 504in860 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:20 PM

    LOL It’s like Major League 2 in Carolina.

  15. teek77 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:33 PM

    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.

  16. stew48 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:36 PM

    One of the more “expert” underrated receivers in the league.

  17. blacknole08 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:38 PM

    Gentlemen, please don’t let Cotchery leave the building without a contract. He’s an upgrade over LaFell.

  18. loyalraven says: Mar 16, 2014 2:44 PM

    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.

  19. ngw8070 says: Mar 16, 2014 2:55 PM

    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

  20. troy43mvp says: Mar 16, 2014 3:01 PM

    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.

  21. tigers182 says: Mar 16, 2014 3:14 PM

    They didn’t just sit and wait around. They thought they had a deal with Hicks and it’s not like they have a ton of cap room.

  22. jetsfansince1968 says: Mar 16, 2014 3:32 PM

    Come back to your first love, NY Jets!!!

  23. ryann252013 says: Mar 16, 2014 3:36 PM

    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.

  24. louiedogg16 says: Mar 16, 2014 3:36 PM

    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…

  25. fatguystrangler says: Mar 16, 2014 3:37 PM

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

  26. scoobies05 says: Mar 16, 2014 3:39 PM

    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.

  27. corkspop says: Mar 16, 2014 3:45 PM

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

  28. 6ball says: Mar 16, 2014 3:52 PM

    .

    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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  29. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 16, 2014 4:20 PM

    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.

  30. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 16, 2014 4:25 PM

    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.

  31. steelcurtainn says: Mar 16, 2014 4:38 PM

    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.

  32. eddiek77 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:14 PM

    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.

  33. scoobies05 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:51 PM

    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

  34. TheDPR says: Mar 16, 2014 7:00 PM

    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.

  35. bleedrangerblue says: Mar 16, 2014 7:37 PM

    Come home please to the Jets. Just come home.

  36. bigbenownsthenfl says: Mar 16, 2014 7:46 PM

    as a steeler fan I will miss cotchery big time! never could say that about Wallace or sanders!!!

  37. junkmtb says: Mar 16, 2014 10:16 PM

    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!!!!!!

  38. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 17, 2014 1:19 AM

    Terrific possession WR, I’d love to see the Steelers keep him. If not, some other team will get a good one.

  39. slammincamnewton says: Mar 17, 2014 1:23 AM

    “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

  40. donlowery01 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:13 AM

    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!!!!

  41. jgedgar70 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:37 AM

    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.

  42. virgiltab says: Mar 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    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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