Panthers WR Domenik Hixon, thought to be the leading candidate for the position when he signed as a free agent in March, is on the clock.
While Hixon and Armanti Edwards sat out Thursday’s game at Philadelphia with hamstring injuries, David Gettis turned in another strong performance with five catches for 82 yards in the Panthers’ 14-9 loss.
Coming off two injury-plagued seasons after a promising rookie year, Gettis is a factor again.
The job doesn't hold much fantasy value, but whoever wins the job could become relevant if something were to happen to Steve L Smith or Brandon LaFell.
Panthers WR Brandon LaFell pretty much has locked up the No. 2 wide receiver job opposite Steve L Smith.
But there’s a logjam of receivers after that.
David Gettis, Louis Murphy and Seyi Ajirotutu seem to be competing for the No. 3 spot. But they might not all make the team. The Panthers also are high on younger receivers Kealoha Pilares, Joe Adams and Armanti Edwards, each of whom can contribute in the return game.
Edwards, whom the Panthers drafted as a project in 2010, has shown some promise in camp but probably isn’t going to make the roster ahead of Adams and Pilares.
Lafells could be inline for a breakout season, he's just going to need to see targets. We rank him 41st among our WRs and according to his ADP, he's not even getting drafted in standard leagues. He's someone to keep an eye on if you wait on WRs and end up needing some help, but until we see something, he's really just a flier right now.