Panthers sign former Jags wideout Mike Brown

AP

Since firing Steve Smith and letting the rest of their receivers walk last offseason, the Panthers have become the Ellis Island for wayward wideouts.

The latest of the tired, poor and huddled to join the masses there is former Jaguars receiver Mike Brown.

Via Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, the Panthers signed Brown to a futures contract.

Brown caught 32 passes for 446 yards and two touchdowns for the Jaguars in 2013, but became a non-factor last year, and was eventually cut and put on the practice squad.

With the Panthers, he joins the likes of former Jets second-round refuge Stephen Hill, trying to latch on to a team which effectively has one legitimate NFL receiver (rookie Kelvin Benjamin).