7 free-agent wide receivers the Carolina Panthers could sign in 2023

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Carolina Panthers could sign Robert Woods

Robert Woods was released by the Tennessee Titans and we almost instantly saw a couple of his former teammates suggest he follow their paths to the Carolina Panthers. I think that the biggest question surrounding his potential addition to any NFL team is how much the player has left in the tank.

One season removed from a torn ACL, Woods put together a respectable line of 53 catches for 527 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his one and only season with the Tennessee Titans. The offense was a mess, as well, so that line is probably more impressive than it would be on many other teams.

Woods has a similar versatility as we discussed with Jakobi Meyers earlier, being able to line up inside or out. Although, at this stage of his career, the veteran provides a bit less of the dynamic ceiling he once carried.

One area where Woods would exceed most other free agent wide receiver candidates is his invaluable experience as a long-time NFL starter. He’s been involved in numerous postseason runs, including Super Bowl trips.

When you look at the Panthers roster, it’s undoubtedly young and lacks an abundance of playoff experience. Woods is also a very intelligent football player and has played in the Sean McVay offensive system that is sure to play a part in new offensive coordinator Thomas Brown’s approach.

That knowledge and confidence could play a major role in getting the rest of the receivers and offense up to speed as quickly as possible on terminology and timing. Something that is so imperative to the system’s success.