Gettis, a former sixth-round draft pick by the Panthers, started 15 games as a rookie in 2010. He tore his ACL in training camp prior to the 2011 season and struggled with hamstring issues this past summer, forcing Carolina to place him on the PUP list.
Pilares had two catches for 42 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers. He was averaging 24 yards per kickoff return.
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