Carolina Panthers draft preview: Time to rally around Newton
APR 16, 11:00a ET | Ross Jones
Rotowire: Mar 27 / 11:37a ET
News: Boykin signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Friday, ESPN's David Newton reports.
Impact: Boykin caught just three passes for the Packers in 2014, after hauling in 49-of-82 targets for 681 yards and three touchdowns the previous season. He did well to land with a team that lacks complements to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen, but Boykin will still have to prove in training camp that he's worthy of a role in the Carolina offense. With Benjamin locked in as the No. 1 wideout, the likes of Boykin, Jerricho Cotchery, Philly Brown, Ted Ginn and Brenton Bersin could all be part of a wide-open competition for snaps. Of course, the Panthers may still opt to address the position in April's draft.
StatsLLC: Mar 27 / 12:00a ET
News: The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Jarrett Boykin from the Green Bay Packers to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released Friday.
Impact: Boykin has appeared in 39 games with 11 starts in three seasons for the Packers, recording 57 catches for 731 yards and three touchdowns. His best season came in 2013 when he had 49 receptions for 681 yards and three TDs.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 2:07p ET
News: Boykin did not receive a tender from the Packers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: While this is perhaps a bit insulting for a player just one year removed from a 49-catch season, the Packers really have no need for Boykin, who was replaced by Davante Adams as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. Boykin may need to compete for a roster spot wherever he lands after catching just three passes for 23 yards in 2014.