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August 01, 2006

Will Proehl haunt Panthers?

Ricky Proehl could end up coming back to haunt the Panthers.

Word around the league is the Atlanta Falcons may bring in Proehl after losing receiver Brian Finneran to injury. The Falcons have made preliminary contact with Proehl's agent, but haven't made any offers. Atlanta's plan is to wait a week or so to see if any of their young receivers rise up or someone else becomes available. They can fall back on Proehl, who at 38, doesn't need to get worn out in training camp.

Proehl spent the last three seasons with the Panthers, but became expendable after the team signed Keyshawn Johnson.

Posted by Observer staff on August 1, 2006 at 06:05 PM | Permalink


I was still fantasizing about the Panthers somehow finding room for him. What a great clutch player! He's such a nice guy, you have to wish him only the best.

Posted by: Ron | Aug 2, 2006 8:54:47 AM

If it were me, I would hang up my cleats and go into retirement before I joined the lame-o Falcons and played before the most fair-weather sports fans in America.

Posted by: Scully | Aug 2, 2006 10:02:56 AM

Oh no they r going to kill us with what might have been at best our third option reciever now having to play as their number one guy. Do you really think Vick could make the throw anyway?

Posted by: JH | Aug 2, 2006 11:08:30 AM

As far as i'm concerned the panther's are making a huge mistake..it takes more than just the best players ..it takes leadership and a common goal to win a superbowl..Proehl has done these things before and can still contribute on many levels....and as far as playing..a bad day in the nfl is still better that a good day at work ..no matter what team

Posted by: Tim | Aug 7, 2006 11:52:01 AM

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