« Smith shoulder injury: X-ray negative | Main | Smith update »

August 10, 2009

Receivers will get their chance

SPARTANBURG -- Even without knowing the extent of Steve Smith's shoulder injury, it's a safe bet he won't be a part of the team's plans when they play their four preseason exhibitions.

Coach John Fox has always been conservative when it comes to playing his first-teamers in the preseason anyway. But without Smith and elder statesman Muhsin Muhammad also probably not playing too much, it will give the crowded group of young receivers looking to make the team plenty of chances to do so.

Dwayne Jarrett is the team's No. 3 receiver and will get a shot at perhaps being the Panthers' featured receiver in the preseason. And guys like Jason Carter, Kenneth Moore, Marcus Monk and Ryne Robinson -- all trying to fit in there beind Jarrett, should see their playing time increase.

The Panthers open their preseason schedule next Monday against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. -- David Scott 

Posted by Observer Sports on August 10, 2009 at 09:53 PM | Permalink

Comments

Even though the absense of Smith will be more overt than ever (in the preseason), now is the time we can rid these receievers of the status of training camp "meat" and possibly polish one or two of them up to become a potential star in our receiving corp. (Carter &/or Ryne)

Posted by: turtleman_jr | Aug 10, 2009 10:13:18 PM

I am sure Kenneth Moore is the best run after catch receiver on the team save Smith. If the Panthers are really trying to find a valuable part to their receiving corp then Moore would be the perfect fit. He has the ability to be a dangerous weapon once the ball is in his hands.

Posted by: Deac43 | Aug 10, 2009 11:08:28 PM

Try Goodson at wr.

Posted by: Ben | Aug 11, 2009 1:42:52 AM

Robinson looked pretty good at the scrimmage. With others seemingly getting most of the work in returns, I wonder if another good showing at WR during preseason will etch out a roster spot for him.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Aug 11, 2009 2:43:49 AM

who will throw it to any of WR's ?

jake will hit the other teams cb's with extreme accuracy.

he's done and so are the panthers

Posted by: Sean May | Aug 11, 2009 9:44:34 AM

the injuries to smith and kemo may be blessings in disguise, if smith is not badly hurt.kemo has never impressed me. pf weekly rated him the 27th best def tackle last year and ray lewis lobbied to get him out of baltimore. also i dont see him fitting into meeks def which relies on speed and quickness.
as for smith, this will give jarret and goodson a chance to play more, plus smitty will have fresh legs for philthydelphia.

Posted by: ray | Aug 11, 2009 11:28:04 AM

Trade for Braylon Edwards

Posted by: dhog | Aug 11, 2009 2:51:02 PM

Kenneth Moore is a mysterious player and has great upside to him, with explosive speed and quickness and should have an edge going into the preseason, but i think we should keep our eyes on Jason Carter who i think is the dark horse in this receiving corps..

Posted by: LaQuon | Aug 11, 2009 7:21:07 PM

Kenneth Moore elusive speed and vision shows plenty of upside and he was incredible at Wake.

Posted by: CatLuv | Aug 11, 2009 9:09:23 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.

Advertisements