Panthers activate David Gettis from PUP, Pilares to IR


The last time anyone saw David Gettis, he was a reasonably productive receiver on a reasonably awful 2010 Panthers team.

He’s finally back.

According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Gettis will be activated from the physically unable to perform list today, and the Panthers will place receiver Kealoha Pilares on injured reserve to make the roster spot.

After catching 37 passes for 508 yards and three touchdowns in 2010, while catching passes from Jimmy Clausen, Matt Moore and Brian St. Pierre, Gettis looked like a promising prospect in 2010, when the Panthers went 2-14. But an ACL tear in 2011 ended his season, and a nagging hamstring kept him on PUP this year.

A former track recruit at Baylor, Gettis has deep speed, and could give the Panthers an option in the passing game. They’ll be looking for a return man now, but Pilares suffered a shoulder injury at Washington and that made it an easy like-for-like swap.