At this stage in the offseason, there’s little more that can be done to help the Panthers’ wide receiver corps.
But you can’t blame quarterback Cam Newton for doing a little window shopping.
According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Newton was recently throwing with Packers wideout Randall Cobb, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and his newest target on his own team Kelvin Benjamin.
Now it’s July, and this is far from tampering, as Newton was at an Under Armour event in Baltimore.
And as Voth points out, this could be a completely honest and coincidental meeting of clients of a certain shoe company.
But it has to be tempting for Newton to work out with far more talent than he’s going to have to work with this fall.
Other than first-rounder Benjamin, who is quickly becoming his new BFF, Newton doesn’t have much to work with. Journeymen Jason Avant and Jerricho Cotchery are there with a bunch of projects and wishful-thinking, so the idea of top talent has to be appealing.
Again, this won’t help the Panthers land Cobb and Smith when they become free agents next offseason. It will take money to do that.
But you can’t blame Newton if that’s what’s in the back of his mind, and he’s crossing his fingers.