5 possible replacements if the Panthers let Curtis Samuel walk in 2021

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Josh Reynolds – Los Angeles Rams

Josh Reynolds is an up and coming star with bags of potential.

He might be playing a lesser role with the Los Angeles Rams behind the stud duo of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. But there is definite potential for the wide receiver to get better with more targets coming his way in the future.

The Rams might not have the financial resources to keep him around beyond this season. This could be a good opportunity for the Carolina Panthers to pick up a player with tremendous upside if Curtis Samuel does eventually depart in free agency.

Reynolds already has a career-high in receiving yards this season with four games remaining on just 61 targets. He looks like a 1,000-yard wideout with a more substantial role elsewhere and the fact he’s just approaching his prime would undoubtedly make him a tempting proposition if terms cannot be agreed for him to remain in Los Angeles.

Carolina would obviously like to keep Samuel.

He is an essential member of their passing attack who is only going to get better with age. But if he were to take his chances elsewhere, then someone like Reynolds would be a nice consolation prize thanks to his playmaking ability in clutch situations.