The Carolina Panthers added a new face to their depleted receiving corps.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday the Panthers traded for Seattle Seahawks receiver Kevin Norwood, per a source informed of the deal. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle first reported the news.
The Seahawks initially planned to cut the 2014 fourth-round pick out of Alabama, before finding a trade partner in Carolina.
The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Norwood appeared in nine regular season games last season in Seattle after foot surgery knocked him out of training camp and the preseason. The wideout finished with 102 yards on nine catches. He had just two receptions this preseason for 18 yards.
In Carolina, Norwood will join a struggling, banged up receiving crops. With Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) out and first-round pick Devin Funchess nursing a hamstring injury, the Panthers receivers have been a big disappointment in the preseason. Norwood will wrestle for a roster spot with Corey Brown, Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn Jr., Brenton Bersin, Jarrett Boykin and Mike Brown, among others.