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David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina

Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:51 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

We've speculated here -- and at length on Twitter -- that the Panthers should have been interested in Jerricho Cotchery, who eventually signed with the Steelers, because of their need for veteran wide receiver depth.

That need grew exponentially on Friday, when it was learned that second-year wideout David Gettis would miss the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL.

This is a huge blow for Carolina, and not just because Gettis was primed -- if the Panthers could generate some quarterback play -- to break out in the coming year.

Their depth at wideout is questionable at best, as after Steve Smith (who's already suffering from a serious finger injury) comes Gettis, than Brandon LaFell, followed by Armanti Edwards (!) and the decent-but-not-startable Legedu Naanee/David Clowney combo.

So, yeah, Cotchery would have been nice. So would Buffalo's Lee Evans, whom the Bills are rumored to be interested in dealing.

The problem is that the Bills, according to Panthers Rapid Reporter Steve Reed at the Gaston Gazette, reportedly want a third-rounder for Evans. Reed reports that "there was some initial interest from the Panthers" but that it's highly unlikey the Panthers will pursue the 30-year-old Evans.

That's primarily because of the cost for Evans, even though he'd be a huge upgrade for Carolina heading into 2011. Additionally, there's a solid chance that Buffalo can stir up a little bidding war for the deep-threat wideout.

As our own Ryan Wilson noted yesterday, there are plenty of teams -- the Ravens, the Dolphins, and the Cardinals most notably -- who still need wide receiver help.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:59 am
 

David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina



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Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:47 pm
 

David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina

This is a bad injury for this kid he was just finding his way. I hope he gets well soon. The Panthers have to find another WR FAST!!!



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:45 pm
 

David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina

Yeah I agree they should grab TJ Housh while they can. I hear that the Jets are looking at him as well.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:49 pm
 

David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina

Well the Ravens traded a 4th rd 2012 pick for Lee Evans earlier today so he is off the market. TJ Houshmanzadeh is still available though.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:45 pm
 

David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina

Man I love the auto correct feature on my phone...



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:43 pm
 

David Gettis tears ACL, no Lee Evans for Carolina

Lumpoco...a get throwing an arbitrary number out foe shock value and all, but you seriously think 432 players will suffer a season ending injury? Another 432 will miss 3 to 4 weeks? That's absurd, but if it did happen the players have no one but themselves to blame...


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