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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
1-1-0 8-3-0
1-2-0 5-6-0
1-2-0 5-6-0
2-0-0 5-7-0

2021 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 3 55 18.3 0 25

Top Alex Erickson News

  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Catches one pass

    Erickson caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.

    Erickson now has three games with a reception this season, getting involved on his only offensive snap Sunday. Despite his contribution, he holds minimal fantasy value most weeks.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Active for Week 7

    Erickson (concussion) is active for Sunday's contest against the Giants, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.

    Erickson suffered a concussion during the Panthers' Week 6 loss to the Vikings, but he has cleared protocol and will be available Sunday. The 28-year-old wideout has been targeted just twice -- catching both for 42 yards -- this season, but he has been the primary punt returner for the Panthers during the 2021 campaign. With Terrace Marshall (concussion) inactive against the Giants, Erickson may see an uptick in offensive snaps Sunday.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Questionable against Big Blue

    Erickson (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Erickson was concussed in last week's loss to Minnesota, but he'll have a chance to return without missing any additional game action if he can gain clearance from an independent neurologist before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. If Erickson's able to suit up, he'll likely occupy his customary role as the team's punt returner to go with a handful of snaps at wide receiver. He has been targeted just twice through six games, catching both for 42 yards.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Returns to practice

    Erickson (concussion) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.

    The wide receiver suffered the head injury in Week 6 versus the Vikings, ultimately exiting the contest and not returning to practice until Thursday. He still needs to be cleared by team doctors before suiting up against the Giants in Week 7. Used mostly as a return specialist, Erickson has only two catches for 42 yards in six games this season.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Ruled out with concussion

    Erickson exited Sunday's game against the Vikings with a concussion, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Erickson's diagnosis means he won't return to action against Minnesota, and the coming days will likely shed clarity on his possible availability for a Week 7 matchup against the Giants. Erickson finished Sunday's contest with one catch for 17 yards.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Makes long catch

    Erickson caught his only target for 25 yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans.

    Erickson handled his usual return duties, taking back two punts for 17 yards, but the veteran also featured on six offensive plays. That involvement helped Erickson make his first catch as a Panther, setting the team up for its second score with his red-zone-entering gain Thursday. Although it's unlikely Erickson will factor into the offense much on a week-to-week basis, his contribution in Carolina's latest win should keep him in the mix for occasional snaps.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Lands roster spot

    Erickson was signed the the Panthers' active roster Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Erickson was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for the Panthers' Week 1 matchup against the Jets. He served as the team's punt returner in that contest, tallying three returns for 31 yards. Rather than having Erickson revert back to the practice squad, the team elected to add him to the active roster, and he should be set to maintain his special-teams role in Week 2 against New Orleans.

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  • Panthers' Alex Erickson: Officially elevated

    Erickson was elevated from the Panthers' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Jets, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Erickson will serve as depth at wide receiver in the season opener since Shi Smith (shoulder) has been ruled out for the contest. The 28-year-old Erickson appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals last year but had just 12 receptions for 139 yards.

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  • Alex Erickson: To be elevated to active roster

    Erickson will be called up from the Panthers' practice squad for Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    The Panthers elected to keep only five wideouts on their initial 53-man roster, so Erickson will get the promotion with Shi Smith (shoulder) not ready for the opener. Coach Matt Rhule said that Erickson will return punts during Sunday's contest against the Jets.

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  • Alex Erickson: Added to Carolina's practice squad

    The Panthers signed Erickson to their practice squad Monday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official website reports.

    Erickson spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Bengals before joining Houston this offseason. He failed to beat out Keke Coutee and Anthony Miller for a slot receiver role and now finds himself on Carolina's practice squad. The Panthers only kept five wideouts on their initial 53-man roster, so a promotion for Erickson could be likely if one of them goes down with an injury.

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  • Alex Erickson: Released by Texans

    Erickson was released by the Texans on Tuesday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

    Erickson was active for the Texans during the preseason, but was always considered to be on the outside looking in for the 53-man roster. He was competing with Keke Coutee and Anthony Miller for a slot receiver role. The Wisconsin product spent his first five seasons with the Bengals before joining Houston during the offseason.

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  • Texans' Alex Erickson: Hauls in two passes

    Erickson caught two of three targets for 25 yards in Saturday's 23-16 loss to the Buccaneers in preseason Week 3.

    Erickson, primarily a slot receiver, had a pair of grabs in each of the final two preseason games. The former Bengal played a significant amount of snaps with projected starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor during camp and in preseason games. That was largely possible due to Anthony Miller, also primarily a slot receiver, missing time the last two weeks due to a shoulder injury. Erickson currently sits outside most 53-man roster projections, but he could be brought back if Houston rosters Miller then places him on injured reserve.

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  • Texans' Alex Erickson: Grabs two passes Saturday

    Erickson caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 20-14 win over the Cowboys in preseason Week 2. He also returned one punt for nine yards.

    Erickson moved up the depth chart behind Keke Coutee for the game because Anthony Miller (shoulder) was unavailable. Miller's injury timeline is expected to run through the preseason with hope that he can play the season opener at home against Jacksonville. If Miller's timeline is pushed out any longer, Erickson is line to take his snaps.

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  • Texans' Alex Erickson: In the mix at slot

    Erickson is getting reps as a slot receiver during training camp, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Erickson signed a one-year deal as a free agent and is competing with Keke Coutee and Anthony Miller in the slot. The five-year veteran has not missed a game in five NFL seasons while with Cincinnati, though he has only been an occasional starter on offense. Erickson's been much more prevalent as a returner during this time with the Bengals.

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  • Texans' Alex Erickson: Joining Texans

    Erickson is signing a one-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Erickson is most notable as a special-teams ace, though he'll also be able to provide Houston with some wide receiver depth. After having been held under 200 yards in four of five career seasons, though, Erickson's breakout chances seem slim enough that he can only justifiably be rostered in exceptionally deep dynasty formats.

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  • Bengals' Alex Erickson: Quiet finale, quiet season

    Erickson had one catch on three targets in the Bengals' season-ending loss to the Ravens, closing out the season with only 12 catches for 139 yards and no touchdowns.

    It's a fitting close for Erickson, who was unable to break through with many big plays and in fact committed a couple of costly fumbles on the season. He'll be a free agent this offseason, and there's no guarantee that he'll return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Argyle, WI
Age: 29
School: Wisconsin
Experience: 6