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Panthers' Devin Funchess: Talked up by team brass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Panthers coach Ron Rivera and GM Dave Gettleman both said the team should have used Funchess (ankle) more last season, Bill Voth of reports.

Funchess didn't exactly make a strong case for a larger workload last season when he hauled in only 23 of 59 targets (39 percent) in 15 games, though he did produce 16.1 yards per catch and four touchdowns. He's still the favorite for the No. 2 wideout job, but the Panthers probably wouldn't have used their first two draft picks on pass-catching back Christian McCaffrey and slot receiver Curtis Samuel if they had confidence Funchess -- a 2015 second-round selection -- were about to emerge as a major weapon. Part of the problem may be that Funchess' skill set is somewhat redundant alongside Kelvin Benjamin's, as neither offers much speed and both are among the league's largest wide receivers. Funchess suffered a minor ankle injury during the offseason program, but he participated in mandatory minicamp in mid-June and should be at full health for training camp.

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Panthers' Devin Funchess: Not practicing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funchess (ankle) is not participating in Thursday's OTA session, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Funchess, who was carted off the field during Wednesday's practice, will be sidelined until at least Tuesday when the team returns to OTAs. The severity of his ankle injury is still unclear, but the Panthers won't risk the long-term health of their No. 2 receiver.

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Panthers' Devin Funchess: Leaves OTAs with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funchess was carted off the field during after suffering an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice, ESPN's David Newton reports.

The severity of Funchess' injury isn't clear, but it's not a good sign that he needed to be carted off the field. Look for his status to be updated in the coming days.

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Panthers' Devin Funchess: Regresses in second season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Funchess (knee) caught 23 passes (on 59 targets) for 371 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games played this season.

Funchess was the subject of considerable preseason hype, but his sophomore campaign fell flat across all categories. With fellow big-bodied wideout Kelvin Benjamin returning from last season's knee injury, Funchess was deemed redundant in a low-volume, low-efficiency Panthers passing game that most often featured Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen. In fact, Funchess was on the field for under half of Carolina's offensive plays, and he missed the team's final regular season game due to a knee problem of his own. While his four receiving touchdowns trailed only Benjamin among his teammates, Funchess failed to top three catches and/or 56 yards in a single game this season. Although veteran slot receiver Ted Ginn's upcoming free agency gives Funchess a potential path to more looks, it'll be hard not to second-guess any inflated expectations that may surround him ahead of next season.

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Panthers' Devin Funchess: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers placed Funchess (knee) on injured reserve Thursday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.

An unlikely candidate to suit up in the season finale due to a knee injury suffered in Week 16, Funchess has been ruled out for the campaign in order to open a spot on the 53-man roster for fellow wideout Damiere Byrd. Funchess didn't fare as well in his second year as he did in his first, hauling in only 23 of 58 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns. Depending on how the Panthers proceed with free agency and the draft in the offseason, he could be the No. 3 receiving threat behind Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin in 2017.

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