The Carolina Panthers sent a not-too-subtle message to their young receivers with the addition of veteran wideout Legedu Naanee: Don't get complacent.
Brandon LaFell and David Gettis combined for 75 catches last year as rookies. But first-year head coach Ron Rivera said Naanee was brought in to increase the level of competition at the No. 2 spot opposite Pro Bowler Steve Smith.
Naanee played his first four seasons in San Diego, where Rivera and Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski were on staff.
The number two receiver in Carolina will have little value in 2011.