The Panthers are including a former second-round decide to their receiver secure. The Jaguars are sending Laviska Shenault to the NFC South squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Shenault, whom the Jags took within the 2020 second spherical, has proven flashes in Jacksonville, doing in order the group retains altering its offense. He can have one other probability to make an impression in Carolina. The Panthers have been in search of extra receiving assist, regardless of rostering D.J. Moore, Robbie Anderson and 2021 second-round decide Terrace Marshall. Two seasons stay on Shenault’s rookie deal.
Carolina had been related to disgruntled Jets wideout
Denzel Mims, who was additionally a 2020 second-round decide. Mims’ Matt Rhule previous seemingly made him a logical Panthers match, however Carolina is pivoting in a unique route.
As soon as considered as a attainable first-rounder, Shenault — chosen forty second total two years in the past — battled accidents at Colorado however nonetheless attracted the Jags’ consideration throughout their closing Dave Caldwell–Doug Marrone draft. The group has since modified offensive schemes twice since that draft, including to the diploma of issue for the younger wideout. Add a fourth scheme in three years for Shenault, who will transition to Ben McAdoo‘s offense.
Nonetheless, Shenault has topped 600 receiving yards in every of his two Jags seasons and has been used sparingly within the backfield. The 227-pound receiver’s prime two yardage outputs have come towards the Bengals — in 2020 and ’21, the latter a 99-yard night time in a slender loss that turned extra related due to City Meyer‘s postgame selections — however he operated as an auxiliary possibility for Gardner Minshew and Trevor Lawrence. The Jags, nevertheless, added a number of receivers this offseason. They gave Christian Kirk an $18M-per-year deal and added Zay Jones for $8M per quickly after. The group nonetheless rosters veteran Marvin Jones as properly.
Marshall has missed time on account of a coaching camp harm, although he did play in Carolina’s preseason finale. The Panthers have moved on from OC Joe Brady, who coached Marshall at LSU, and the ex-Justin Jefferson/Ja’Marr Chase supporting caster struggled as a rookie. Carolina additionally has ex-Baker Mayfield Cleveland goal Rashard Higgins and Shi Smith at receiver. Shenault’s arrival additional complicates issues for Marshall, however it would give Mayfield one other intriguing possibility.
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