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Wayne, Welker among Panthers' free-agent options

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Nightmare became reality for the Panthers on Wednesday with news that No. 1 wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is done for the season with a torn ACL. With Benjamin headed to injured reserve, the Panthers could look to sign a veteran receiver.

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Let's take a look at who's out there. It ain't pretty.

Reggie Wayne: The Colts' hero struggled to make an impact last season and never really seemed to make it back from the torn ACL in October 2013. He'll turn 37 in November.

Wes Welker: Once the most productive slot receiver in football, Welker saw his career derailed in Denver following multiple concussions. The 33-year-old lacked elusiveness last season, an observation backed by his career-low 9.5 yards per catch average.

Santana Moss: The longtime Redskins receiver is about five years past his prime at this point. He did manage eight touchdown receptions as recently as 2012.

Santonio Holmes: It's been a long time since Holmes won a Super Bowl for the Steelers with his combination of great hands and eye-popping athleticism. Holmes, 31, was never the same guy after he suffered a serious foot injury with the Jets in 2012. He was church-mouse quiet in a stint with the Bears last season.

Brandon Lloyd: Resurfaced with the 49ers last season, making three starts in 14 games. Like Holmes, he has some history as a locker room troublemaker. Lloyd led the league with 1,448 receiving yards in 2010 -- he's never gone over 1,000 yards in any of his other 10 seasons.

Robert Meachem: A rotational vertical threat with the Saints, Meachem has just four touchdowns in his last three seasons. He'll be 31 in September, making him the spring chicken of this group.

And finally, why not ...?

The latest Around The NFL Podcast continues with its fantasy extravaganza and takes you behind the scenes in Cleveland with Marc Sessler.

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