The Panthers signed free agent wide receiver Tiquan Underwood to a two-year deal after losing their top four receivers from 2013. You don't do that unless you expect him to make the roster. As of now he's on the outside looking in. The top three are Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant. If the season started today, because of his return duties, undrafted rookie Philly Brown would be the fourth. Brenton Bersin would be the fifth in the team activated five. Odds are Carolina won't keep more than six receivers on their 53-man roster. HC Ron Rivera continues to harp that he wants to see one or two outside the top three step up. Underwood is one of those because of his elite speed, something the top three don't have and another reason Brown's stock has risen. That the opponent is New England is a bit ironic because the Patriots released him the night before their Super Bowl loss to the Giants during the 2011 season. Rivera is going to give the young receivers more opportunities. If Underwood doesn't step up, he could be in danger of being cut for the ninth time in his career.
WR Tiquan Underwood - 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Tiquan Underwood has been released from the Panthers during the cut down to 75 players on the roster. Underwood had some potential but was beat out by the likes of Tavarres King and Philly Brown during the first round of cuts, which doesn't bode well for his fantasy value, even if he does sign with another team. If he can't make the WR depleted Panthers roster, it's hard to imagine him cracking a lineup elsewhere.