Jeremy Shockey, who had drawn interest from Carolina and the Miami Dolphins, announced on his Twitter feed Thursday he was headed to Charlotte. Shockey has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Panthers, according to a league source.
“Looks like I'm signing with Carolina. Time for the next chapter,” Shockey wrote. “This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to play football. Let's hope we all have the chance to play this season.”
Shockey, who made four Pro Bowls in his first six seasons with the Giants, will be reunited with his position coach at the University of Miami – Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.
Shockey's days as a fantasy TE1 are over, but in Carolina he should at least see the majority of the TE snaps. He will likely settle in as a middle of the pack TE2.