Panthers WR Stephen Hill still has an uphill battle, not only from the mental aspect of coming off the injury, but because the Panthers are deeper than ever at receiver.
Last year Hill tore his ACL, PCL, LCL and hamstring -- an injury that ended his season and one that has ended the career of other NFL players.
“He’ll have to start in the middle of the pack and work his way up,’’ WR coach Ricky Proehl said.
That won’t be easy. Kelvin Benjamin, coming off an ACL tear that ended his 2015 season in training camp, clearly is the No. 1 receiver. Ted Ginn Jr., Devin Funchess and Philly Brown are all but locks to make the roster. That leaves only one or two spots for a receiver on the 53-man roster up for grabs.