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March 19, 2014

Report: Panthers will work out former Falcons WR Kevin Cone

The hunt for a wide receiver continues this week, and this time the Panthers are looking at a young receiver from a division rival.

According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, the Panthers will work out former Falcons receiver Kevin Cone, 25, on Friday. Cone was an exclusive rights free agent but the Falcons did not offer him a tender.

The former Georgia Tech receiver signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent before the 2011 season. He played in 12 games, mostly on special teams, in 2012 after suffering a concussion in the preseason. 

He was to compete for the No. 4 receiver spot with the Falcons in 2013, but the injury bug bit him again, and he finished the season with one catch for 12 yards.

At 6-foot-2 and 216 pounds, Cone offers good size for the position but he's an unknown quantity at the NFL level. He told ESPN.com in October he can run a 4.4 40-yard dash.

According to the AJC, the Jaguars are also interested in Cone.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on March 19, 2014 at 07:21 PM | Permalink


Good god, and I thought is heard everything. Gentleman this is all on you.

Posted by: Robert | Mar 19, 2014 7:26:05 PM

I thought *I'd heard everything

Posted by: Robert | Mar 19, 2014 7:27:01 PM

we cant expect to sing anyone hurney spent it all on tolbert,williams,stewart,johnson,godfrey,kalil

Posted by: defrinol | Mar 19, 2014 7:38:29 PM

Hey Shula, try running the HB draw from the shotgun formation once in a while, that way teams won't always know we are going to pass in the shotgun formation.

Posted by: FU mike shula | Mar 19, 2014 8:18:27 PM

Predictable Shula!!!

Posted by: FU mike shula | Mar 19, 2014 8:18:56 PM

Hey Shula, maybe you should run just a little bit more on second down to help setup that third down convresion. You moron!!!

Posted by: FU mike shula | Mar 19, 2014 8:36:08 PM

Such hatred for a 12-4 playoff team. However, your cluelessness makes for good entertainment.

Posted by: Kent | Mar 19, 2014 9:04:46 PM

Whatever Kent. I have more football knowledge in my pinky toe, than you will learn in your entire life.

Posted by: FU mike shula | Mar 19, 2014 9:13:36 PM

Bring in somebody like Miles Austin. At least he's got some NFL experience.

Posted by: MadBison | Mar 19, 2014 9:29:28 PM

What does it hurt to bring this guy in as a training camp body? Low risk, high reward. If he doesn't pan out, cut him. Do you realize how many WR's the Pats have on their roster right now? How many do you actually think will be their week 1? Give him a shot.

Posted by: JC | Mar 19, 2014 10:39:49 PM

FU Mike Shula, Well, thanks for sharing it on these boards, clearly no is willing to pay you for it.

Posted by: Kent | Mar 19, 2014 11:05:48 PM

Hey FU, why don't you write something to someone who'll actually read it sometimes. I'm going to guess that Shula doesn't care what you think of HB draws.

Hey FU, why don't you make childish demands some more. I mean, you've got more talent in your pinky toe than most people. Quit holding out.

Hey FU, FU.

Posted by: Matt | Mar 19, 2014 11:43:17 PM

Its a start... seeing that he actually has a catch compared to the ZERO catches our 2 recievers have now, and seeing that we have Kealoha who has only been on special teams. Anyone would be an improvement right now. Looks like the running game is gonna have to step up tho.

Posted by: gfpin237 | Mar 20, 2014 5:07:51 AM

Gett is obviously looking for WRs with size which is smart. We don't have any cap room - 8M and we have to sign the draft picks and undrafted FAs in a deep draft.

Out of this draft we have to get: OT (preferrably someone that can play LOT one day) and at least 2 WRs. Probably need a safety as well. DE is a thought as Hardy could be a 1 yr lease. Finding low priced players with potential is our only option in FA. BTW: 50% of all FA signings never play through the contract they sign. Risky business.

Posted by: Brian | Mar 20, 2014 9:29:08 AM

When Gettleman is looking at a guy who could easily be overlooked due to a season-early injury (especially something as recoverable as a concussion) and low numbers/playing time, I wouldn't be quick to bash him. This guy could be this year's Ginn at a very cheap price.

Posted by: Brandon | Mar 20, 2014 9:32:17 AM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Mar 20, 2014 10:09:20 AM

LaFell's comments were hilarious. Nice to see the WR's we had felt the same way about Cam that I do.

Cam can forever use his ankle operation now to excuse his bad throwing. "I just can't plant right."

Posted by: tony clifton | Mar 20, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Lafell spoke the truth.

Posted by: FU mike shula | Mar 20, 2014 10:21:31 AM

Look this is terrible trying to get top notch wide recievers for dollar store money won't work

Posted by: malcolm felix | Mar 20, 2014 10:55:52 AM

Maybe they should look at the grocery store and see if some of those grocery baggers have speed

Posted by: malcolm felix | Mar 20, 2014 10:57:00 AM

if this scrub couldn't get on the field for 3 years in ATL and with all the injuries they had at WR last year, he's clearly not a good WR. It just gets worse and worse.

Posted by: ktown8 | Mar 20, 2014 11:57:48 AM

Gettleman has the stones that Hurney never had. We had a good team, BUT not one that could win a superbowl. Everyone in the team that wasn't locked up was expendable. Hurney overpaid people left and right and that is why we are in the position we are in right now. As for cutting players? The way the contracts Hurney set up, we would have to pay a player to NOT play or play for another team. That would leave us with Dead Money. You need to understand that. Hurney left us in a mess. Short term you have to do this to get the team right. Long term, you need to make better contracts.

Posted by: Darnell | Mar 20, 2014 12:58:40 PM


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Posted by: joe | Mar 21, 2014 2:16:46 AM

was up with Kevin Cone did he make team for panthers yet. how much work out Do he needs DAM IT! he have to be better thin LA FELL.

Posted by: MARK | Mar 27, 2014 7:54:39 PM

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