When the Panthers overhauled their receiving corps last offseason, coach Ron Rivera emphasized a collective effort to generate 10 receptions per game.
"He runs a lot of the same type routes (as Benjamin)," Rivera added Wednesday. "He's almost as imposing a target as Kelvin. The biggest thing with him is going to be the confidence that he plays."
Although Rivera has yet to delineate defined roles, Brown revealed the coaching staff's plans for Funchess.
"Devin is going to be a big part of our offense," Brown explained, "so the faster he can get out there the better."