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March 08, 2010

Panthers get active in free agency, sign ex-Jets WR

The Panthers finally dipped a toe in the free-agent pool Monday, even if it was the shallow end.

The Panthers signed former New York Jets receiver Wallace Wright. He's a special teamer, which they need. A native of Fayetteville and a former North Carolina Tar Heel, the 26-year-old Wright has eight career receptions.

The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Wright was a restricted free agent, but wasn't tendered by New York, setting him free.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on March 8, 2010 at 06:50 PM | Permalink



Posted by: jeremy | Mar 8, 2010 6:58:39 PM

Special Teams only........

Posted by: Peter Wolf | Mar 8, 2010 7:00:21 PM

I cant believe FOX is still there. When is his were going in a different direction coming. LOVE THE HEADLINE. WR Signed. I knew better then to read it. JOKE

Posted by: THE TRUTH | Mar 8, 2010 7:04:23 PM


Posted by: john | Mar 8, 2010 7:06:42 PM

I got excited for a second thinking we signed Coles. Guess not =(

Posted by: john | Mar 8, 2010 7:07:23 PM

All of this is starting to make less and less sense.

Posted by: Steven | Mar 8, 2010 7:07:41 PM

active in free agency ma a$$

Posted by: drew | Mar 8, 2010 7:08:04 PM

Is Jerry Richardson going into Bob Johnson mode...we have glaring need at WR, and THIS is what we do? smh........

Posted by: Jamaal | Mar 8, 2010 7:14:05 PM

Free Agency Puddle.

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Mar 8, 2010 7:15:10 PM

That's not the answer. Sorry Wallace, I'm sure you are a good guy, but wtf?

Posted by: Kevin | Mar 8, 2010 7:16:05 PM

beside the pool.

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Mar 8, 2010 7:16:13 PM

kenneth moore's replacement

Posted by: joe cool | Mar 8, 2010 7:20:38 PM

Now we are talking! Who needs Julius Peppers, Damion Lewis, Diggs, Hoover, etc etc we have Wallace Wright! This will definitely take some heat off of Steve Smith and also make Moose expendable. Marty, you are a genious.....

Posted by: John | Mar 8, 2010 7:21:02 PM

We still have a draft to do,So yall chill out

Posted by: mickman | Mar 8, 2010 7:21:39 PM


Posted by: sirpurr | Mar 8, 2010 7:30:41 PM

Yeah and we have had great success with wide recievers in the draft! Kerry Colbert, Drew Carter, Dwayne Jarret are all great examples

Posted by: bull with the big balls | Mar 8, 2010 7:32:31 PM

Hmmm...former Tar Heel...8 receptions, Special teamer...It's a good thing we grabbed him when we could, before somebody else snatched him up. Y'all JUST KNOW he's a gamer!

Posted by: rustbucket | Mar 8, 2010 7:34:21 PM

so J.R. - we're just going back to 1995 right? starting over ...wiping the slate clean?

Posted by: sirpurr | Mar 8, 2010 7:34:50 PM

"Are we in September already??? I'm reading what you guys are posting and it sounds like the Panthers already named the opening day 53 man roster, WTH???"

Remember when Steve Smith (the real Steve Smith) was a bad pick because he couldn't make it as an NFL receiver?? Remember when we needed to Draft stud RB while Deangelo Williams backed up Mr. Foster?? Remember when we were down to the Jags 17-0 at half-time?? Remember when we won against the Vikings in week one and finished 1-15??

Point is you all need to chill out!!! You don't see what they see and you sure as hell don't know what the outcome is going to be. And if any of you do, then maybe you should play the lottery more often, or move to Vegas for this matter.

Posted by: Why must I cry??? | Mar 8, 2010 7:42:25 PM

Our special teams has sucked for years. We have a new special teams coach who wants to improve. What the prob? We are in the same boat as last year, "who's gonna play along side smith, hows are line gonna hold?". Difference being we got rid of hasbeens.

Posted by: rob | Mar 8, 2010 7:42:35 PM

Can we say "Fire Sale"? JR be gettin us ready for da LOCKOUT after next season, yo.

Posted by: rustbucket | Mar 8, 2010 7:47:01 PM

its only March...I didn't know the season already started. I know ALL of these moves have been awful but give it time, have faith and be positive. We will be fine. These young guns are going to surprise some of you. We will find better value later once others are released closer to the draft and season. It will be okay. Don't worry.

Posted by: Will C | Mar 8, 2010 7:51:13 PM

I wonder who their 1 pick of the draft will be.

Heres my projection, but i know im wrong:

Dt- Terrence C

WR- Gilyard, Tate( if there), Decker, Thomas, or Desmond B

Posted by: josh smith | Mar 8, 2010 7:51:50 PM

What a bunch of freaking babies on the posting board!! He is a special team player that we NEED.... do you want to watch our return guys continue to fumble or get tackled after 3 yards? Don't blame the panthers for the observers ploy to sell papers by using the headline like that. Just stop the crying.. we have a DRAFT and we FINALLY have a little money to play with so just wait it out. Getting rid of some older players is always hard but the NFL is a young mans game so just get over it people!!

Posted by: tman | Mar 8, 2010 7:53:13 PM

Simmer down...this is strictly a "tester" signee. Just like 2 yrs ago when we signed all sorts of OL'men. Let's let this preseason work itself out before we go crazy!

Posted by: Pantherphan | Mar 8, 2010 7:53:37 PM

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