Free agent Plaxico Burress insists he's received strong interest this offseason, but he's waiting for the "right fit."
Color us skeptical. Plaxico has made the rounds all offseason, stumping for interest in multiple NFL locales. As of yet, the soon-to-be 35-year-old hasn't made a reported free agent visit. In an interview with a Charlotte radio station, Burress now says the Panthers are his preferred destination due to family ties in the area as well as the opportunity to play with Cam Newton and Steve Smith. We've seen nothing to suggest there's a mutual interest.
Likelihood? Probably not but I'd love it for Cam's value.
0 chance unless there's an injury. The word is the love is strong for Lafell.
Im not disagreeing here, but are the panthers going into the season with just 3 wrs? I agree I think they like lafell, but after him and smith, is gettis.
Joe Adams drafted from Arkansas. They haven't cut Armanti Edwards yet, but I do expect it. Pilares will make the team as a KR and might get some slot time.
Smith/Lafell/Gettis/Adams/Pilares will make the team. At most, they might keep 1 more WR. So, no, there's really not a bunch of just open WR spots waiting for an over-priced, past-prime renta-WR who really won't do anything towards helping them build for the next few years.
can't forget that they will have olsen (who is going to be their #2 target) and barnidge as well as williams, stewart, and tolbert (who they have been lining up some in a receiver slot in practices among other things).
still also uncertain whether or not they bring back shockey, tho it's unlikely unless he comes down on his price.
they will probably go with 6 WRs on the 53 man roster. smitty, lafell (who the team and rivera love and fully believe he's wrapped up the #2 spot), and then the competition for the WR3 spot between gettis, pilares, adams, and edwards...all of whom will most likely be on the roster.
4th receiver will probably be behind smitty, olsen, lafell, williams/stewart, tolbert, WR3, and barnidge on the check down list.