Panthers Jerricho Cotchery, who is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, will line up in the slot, where he’s proven to be a tough receiver not afraid to make catches with linebackers and safeties bearing down on him in the middle of the field.
Cotchery won’t be asked to be a No. 1 receiver in Charlotte. The Panthers expect him to contribute as a fearless, sure-handed pass-catcher and a leader of the team’s young wideouts.
Cotchery may also play in two-WR sets given the dearth of talent the Panthers have at the position. Kelvin Benjamin will likely be forced into a big role immediately, and then there's speedster Tiquan Underwood (filling the Ted Ginn role?) and Jason Avant. If Cotchery is in the slot, then we'd expect Benjamin and Underwood outside in three-WR sets.