It started yesterday, and it's going to continue for the next week.
With Sunday's news that wide receivers Laveranues Coles (Jets) and Antonio Bryant (Bengals) were released yesterday, my twitter (@daringantt) practically exploded.
"Will the Panthers sign Bryant?" "Why not Coles?" "With the team needing receiver help, which one will they sign?"
The correct answer, you better hope, is neither.
The Panthers might not be averse to adding help at the receiver position (especially if Wallace Wright's shoulder turns out to be a problem), but these two aren't it.
Coles is done, a good idea five years ago, but not now.
Bryant made franchise money a year ago in Tampa and responded with 39 catches. He then signed a Mark Knopfler contract with the Bengals (Money for Nothing) and they cut him before he played a game. He's clearly not healthy, and even if he was I'm not sure you'd want to go there.
The Panthers insist their second receiver is already here. They're more confident than I am. Certainly they need to keep an eye on the waiver wire for upgrades.
They just have to make sure that anyone they bring in actually represents an upgrade.
—- Darin Gantt