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NFL free agency: Carolina Panthers may be making wrong calls
The Panthers entered free agency needing a left tackle to replace the retired Jordan Gross and a receiver to step in for the cast-off Smith. To this point they've signed neither, while watching five starters (counting Smith) go elsewhere.
No. 2 wideout Brandon LaFell became the latest starter to bolt, agreeing to a three-year deal with New England on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Patriots also made a play for Smith, so Bill Belichick must see something in the Panthers' receiving corps that Gettleman didn't.
Meanwhile, the smoldering remains of the Panthers' receiving depth chart now includes just one player who's caught a pass in an NFL game. That would be Kealoha Pilares, who has two career catches for 42 yards and missed all of last season following knee surgery.
Gettleman seems to be putting a lot of faith in Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt, who almost caught a pass against the Falcons in Week 17...
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