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81 Jason Avant WR

Carolina Panthers

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Paper predicts roles for Panthers receivers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Jerricho Cotchery and rookie Kelvin Benjamin will start while Jason Avant works as the third receiver. That's the prediction of how the Panthers will re-stock their receiving corps according to the Charlotte Observer

The paper thinks Tiquan Underwood might have cost himself an opportunity after dropping a lot of passes through the OTAs. Rarely-used receivers Marvin McNutt and Tavarres King don't look like full-time players just yet. The paper suggested Brenton Bersin as a candidate to step into a small role -- the 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver is a favorite of Cam Newton's and he knows every receiving spot, which the coaches like. 

Carolina's offense figures to use more two-tight end sets with Greg Olsen and Ed Dickson the primary weapons. 

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Cam Newton working with new receivers
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is running a three-day training session for the team's quarterbacks and receivers in Greensboro, N.C., reports the Charlotte Observer.

The group includes Newton, two other quarterbacks, nine receivers and one tight end. Of the 13 players there, no one other than Newton threw or caught a pass for the Panthers in the 2013 regular season, which means Greg Olsen is not in attendance.

Newton, close to but still not 100 percent on his surgically repaired ankle, has missed nearly all of the offseason workouts while rehabbing and has not been able to throw as much as he would like with his brand-new receiving corps, which includes rookie Kelvin Benjamin and veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant.

"We're trying to fill in the question marks, and it starts with these days," Newton said. "No distractions."

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Panthers receivers could be better in 2014
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Panthers entire receiving corps has been overhauled this season, but ESPN reports the unit could be better this year.

Gone are Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn and Domenik Hixon. In their place are rookie Kelvin Benjamin and veterans in Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood.

The report says Smith at 35 was no better than a No. 2 receiver and at the end of his career. LaFell, Ginn and Hixon really weren't big losses when you look at it closely.

The key here will be chemistry, but Benjamin looks like a red zone beast at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and Cotchery and Avant are solid possession receivers, who are more dependable than the players they replaced.

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Panthers WRs set to catch Cam Newton's passes soon
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Panthers open training camp on July 26 but the receivers will begin working with quarterback Cam Newton next week in Charlotte, wideout Tiquan Underwood told USA Today on Thursday. 

"It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like," Underwood said. " ... We're just going to try to speed up the process. We're all going to throw -- Derek Anderson, Cam Newton, Joe Webb, Matt Blanchard and all the receivers -- just to work on timing and get that down pat before camp."

Newton has barely practiced with his receivers this offseason as he's recovered from ankle surgery. Nearly all of his receivers are new to the Panthers -- Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Underwood all signed as free agents while Kelvin Benjamin was taken with the team's first-round pick.

Any chemistry Newton can develop with his receivers before camp starts would be considered a huge plus for the Panthers offense. 

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Panthers receivers ready to make plays
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The new Panthers receivers of Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant aren't trying to replicate what Steve Smith and the previous regime did prior to this year, reports ESPN. They want to make plays on their own.

The report says from the outside looking in, it may appear the Panthers have taken a step back after losing their Top 3 receivers in Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn. But in Cotchery and Avant they added a pair of receivers that caught a combined 84 passes for 12 touchdowns last season. The numbers aren't overwhelming, but in terms of touchdowns they had only two less than what Smith, LaFell and Ginn combined for in 2013.

When you factor in rookie Kelvin Benjamin , the report says "this potentially is a more talented group."

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/13WAS21370
29/15/13SD439210
39/19/13KC587311
49/29/13DEN1770
510/6/13NYG333220
610/13/13TB42170
710/20/13DAL332150
810/27/13NYG354250
911/3/13OAK0000
1011/10/13GB225230
1111/17/13WAS1550
1312/1/13ARI120200
1412/8/13DET0000
1512/15/13MIN340161
1612/22/13CHI326170
1712/29/13DAL345220
181/4/14NO52160
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/8/14BUF7:30 pm
P28/17/14KC8:00 pm
P38/22/14@ NE7:30 pm
P48/28/14@ PIT7:30 pm
19/7/14@ TB4:25 pm
29/14/14DET1:00 pm
39/21/14PIT8:30 pm
49/28/14@ BAL1:00 pm
510/5/14CHI1:00 pm
610/12/14@ CIN1:00 pm
710/19/14@ GB1:00 pm
810/26/14SEA1:00 pm
910/30/14NO8:25 pm
1011/10/14@ PHI8:30 pm
1111/16/14ATL1:00 pm
Bye: Week 12
1311/30/14@ MIN1:00 pm
1412/7/14@ NO1:00 pm
1512/14/14TB1:00 pm
1612/21/14CLE1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ ATL1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2006Philadelphia Eagles837689.7181005
2007Philadelphia Eagles1552326711.63123015
2008Philadelphia Eagles1563237711.83125022
2009Philadelphia Eagles1694158714.358311226
2010Philadelphia Eagles1635157311.23418031
2011Philadelphia Eagles1675267913.135110033
2012Philadelphia Eagles1465364812.23908032
2013Philadelphia Eagles16133844711.83129023
TOTAL11652297364612.35812542187
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2006Philadelphia Eagles8300---0000
2007Philadelphia Eagles155111.01000
2008Philadelphia Eagles15600---0000
2009Philadelphia Eagles16900---0000
2010Philadelphia Eagles16300---0000
2011Philadelphia Eagles16700---0000
2012Philadelphia Eagles14600---0000
2013Philadelphia Eagles161300---0000
TOTAL11652111.01000
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2006Philadelphia Eagles800---000
2007Philadelphia Eagles1500---000
2008Philadelphia Eagles1511313.01300
2009Philadelphia Eagles1600---000
2010Philadelphia Eagles1600---000
2011Philadelphia Eagles1600---000
2012Philadelphia Eagles1400---000
2013Philadelphia Eagles1600---000
TOTAL11611313.01300
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2006Philadelphia Eagles844.000000.0000
2007Philadelphia Eagles15128.040000.0000
2008Philadelphia Eagles1544.000000.0000
2009Philadelphia Eagles1633.000000.0000
2010Philadelphia Eagles1644.000000.0000
2011Philadelphia Eagles1654.010000.0000
2012Philadelphia Eagles1433.000000.0000
2013Philadelphia Eagles1622.000000.0000
TOTAL1163732.050000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2006Philadelphia Eagles811000000
2007Philadelphia Eagles1500000000
2008Philadelphia Eagles1500000000
2009Philadelphia Eagles1610100000
2010Philadelphia Eagles1600010010
2011Philadelphia Eagles1622000000
2012Philadelphia Eagles1410000000
2013Philadelphia Eagles1611000000
TOTAL11664110010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/210
Birthdate:
4/20/1983
Age:
31
Hometown:
Chicago, IL, USA
School:
Michigan
NFL Experience:
9
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