Carolina Panthers Sign WR David Clowney Off Waivers

MIAMI - OCTOBER 12: Receiver David Clowney #87 of the New York Jets catches a pass against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated New York 31-27. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Shortly after the release of embattled wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett, Carolina made a decision, which wasn’t long in coming. The Panthers signed ex-New York Jet David Clowney off of waivers to replace the now-departed Jarrett.

Clowney, a 2007 Fifth-Round pick of the Jets, is not a former USC wide receiver. That in itself is a bonus.

Apparently, the Panthers were very interested in the possibility of acquiring Clowney when he was first released approximately four weeks ago, but Carolina decided against it, in order to give Dwayne Jarrett a chance. It’s amazing the way things work out sometimes, as Clowney and teammate Patrick Turner were released by the Jets today, in order to make room for wide receiver Santonio Holmes who is returning from a four game suspension and defensive tackle Howard Green.

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  • jay

    This doesn’t make any sense why pick him up. He’s at most a 3 string WR. The panthers are just trying to save money. They are making it so hard to be a panther fan. And last time I recall Keyshawn Johnson was a USC WR, Steve smith (nyg) is a USC WR and they both got rings. So don’t talk trash about USC WRS. We should just use what we have trend guy and Edwards. We are 0-4 we have nothing to lose. Let’s see what we have with our young guys. And I really feel sorry for the VET in this team.

    • Eric Quackenbush

      So far the Panthers are what, 0-2 on drafting USC wideouts? Carolina, stay away from USC wide receivers! Steve Smith from USC is not a No. 1 receiver, either. He’s slot. THe Giants run a receiver system where nobody knows which receiver will be Eli Manning’s target. I don’t recall Smith propelling the Giants to the Super Bowl.

    • John

      Or you could look at Jarrett, Colbert, Williams and the long list of USC players who just couldn’t get it done at the next level. The exceptions prove the rule. Most USC players haven’t come close to living up to their pre-draft hype.

      • Eric Quackenbush

        Well said John; thank you for your supporting argument. Not to deflate Jay’s, but let’s be real. The ineptness of USC players at the pro level outweighs that of their success.