Jarrett Boykin signs with Carolina Panthers


The Carolina Panthers continue to mine the open market for help at wide receiver.

The team signed free-agent target Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract Friday.

"It means a lot being from the area and having the opportunity to come back and get a chance to play for the Panthers," Boykin told the team's official website after starring at Butler High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. "But at the end of the day, it still boils down to how I go about my business on the field. I have to prove myself all over again."

Boykin, 25, is coming off a lost third season with the Packers that saw him catch just three passes for 23 yards. We were more impressed with his tape in 2013, when he showed a knack for big plays and looked like the best player on the field in a Week 10 loss to the Eagles.

He doesn't give you much speed at the position, but Boykin has a chance to make Carolina's roster, especially if he can help like this on special teams:

We still see the Panthers as a candidate to tap the draft for more help at wide receiver. Even after using last year's first-round pick on Kelvin Benjamin, the team remains thin at the position with Jerricho Cotchery penciled in as a starter. Former Packers and Vikings wideout Greg Jennings also visited with the team last weekend, so Carolina might not be done on the open market.

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