One Less Option For The Panthers As The Raiders Have Signed Free Agent WR James Jones

If you were hoping the Carolina Panthers might look at signing Green Bay Packers free agent wide receiver James Jones in lieu of Pittsburgh Steelers free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, your hopes have been dashed.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Oakland Raiders have now come to terms with Jones on a three-year contract.

With Jones now inked, the Panthers are really running out of options as far as free agent wide receivers go and that has to make Cotchery look very, very attractive at this point.

Cotchery is expected to visit with Carolina either Monday night or sometime on Tuesday and unless the Steelers can somehow get him signed before that visit takes place, it’s hard to imagine the Panthers letting him get out of town unsigned.

In preparation that Cotchery might sign elsewhere, the Steelers are expected to have former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore in for a visit this week.

  • Matt Manzo

    How does this work? Is there an offer on the table from us and he just wants to see what else is out there? If they offer him something will he give us a chance to match?
    I’m not too worried about losing him but I did like the leadership, toughness and character he brought to the team. Seemed like he was enjoying that roll?

  • Ike Evans

    What is Carolina doing? I feel like they’re setting cam up for failure next yr to avoid paying him lol

  • Tom

    Are the Panthers planning to run the Bay City Wing T this season?
    Apparently their GM sees no need for receivers.

  • John

    Wouldn’t the Panthers rather have Moore? We like Cotchery because he fits our system. Moore seems like the better player. There must be other WRs available also.

  • William Bigelow

    I unfortunately believe that this spells the end of Cotchery in The Burgh. Hope I’m wrong, but all signs are pointing that way & it $UCK$ ….