The Carolina Panthers offense took a step back in 2014 as key receiving weapons such as Steve Smith Sr. were no longer on the team, but quarterback Cam Newton was able to make do with rookie Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen.
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The Panthers will likely try again in the 2015 draft after striking gold with Benjamin, but they started in free agency by signing Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract.
Boykin found brief success with the Green Bay Packers in 2013 as he took advantage of a knee injury to starter Randall Cobb, finishing with 49 receptions for 681 receiving yards and three touchdown catches.
He disappeared in 2014, with Davante Adams emerging as the Packers’ third receiver, but he still provided value to the Packers on special teams.
The Panthers have a depleted receiving corps, so Boykin should be able to receive plenty of targets if he can return to his 2013 form.
Boykin will need to prove that he can thrive outside of the Packers offense though, as he was released from the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before signing with the Packers.