No longer asleep at the wheel, the Panthers have added another target to Carolina's paper-thin cast of wide receivers.
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Underwood spent the past two seasons with the Buccaneers, starting a combined 10 games and averaging 26 catches and 432.5 yards per year during his two campaigns in Tampa Bay. His four touchdowns in 2013 were a career high, and he's a solid bet to make a roster headlined at receiver by the underwhelming Marvin McNutt and Tavarres King -- and the aging Cotchery.
Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman has interest in potentially crafting a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for the lightning-quick wideout, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, but he's not alone. The New York Jets and Oakland Raiders also loom as potential suitors for Jackson, one of the league's premier deep threats.