As Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess enters a contract year the organization is looking to see if he can strong together another strong campaign before rewarding him with a contract extension.
Funchess is coming off a season where he hauled in 63 receptions for 840 yards and 8 scores, but Panthers general manager Marty Hunrey is going to wait to see how this season plays out before discussing an extension.
“Devin really made huge strides last year,” Hurney said, according to the Charlotte Observer. “And he hopes to continue to do the same this year. It’s a continued development year. You want to see a guy put back-to-back years together.”
Funchess is taking it in stride, just focusing on football at the moment.
“I’m out here to play football,” Funchess said. “Don’t act brand-new. I focus on strictly football and that part has nothing to do with me. If they want to (get a deal done), they can.
Panthers Sign Tre Boston
Once again, Boston has had to endure a lengthy stay on the free agent market before landing with a new team, as he had to do last season prior to signing with the Arizona Cardinals.
Boston return to the Panthers, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft.
Panthers’ Gerald McCoy Looking to do Big Things with Carolina Defense
Carolina Panthers new defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has his eyes on doing some big things in his new defense during the upcoming season.
“Greatness” McCoy said, during an appearance on WFNZ Radio. “I didn’t come for anything less .This defense, as a whole, can be so incredible. And if you add me, it just puts it over the top with what I’ve been able to do in my career. Little tricks of the trade, and things I have and see that a lot of people don’t see that I can help these guys up front see.”
McCoy is confident that his addition will bring Carolina’s defense to the next level.
“I know what I’m capable of. I know what I still have left in the tank, and I truly believe not only can I that same type of production, but I can go even higher than what people have seen over the past few years.”
Panthers’ Luke Kuechly Not Concerned for Scheme Change
Carolina Panthers veteran linebacker Luke Kuechly isn’t too concerned about a defensive scheme change which will have him taking on a different role on the defense moving forward.
Carolina will employ more 3-4 looks into their defense for the 2019 season which will move Kuechly around from his traditional spots on the defense, but he isn’t too worried about it.
“It’s just football. There’s been certain looks that we’ve run in the past that mimic what we do now. So it’s not completely foreign,” Kuechly said, according to Joseph Person of The Athletic. “There’s just a couple new things here and there that are different, but pretty straightforward.”
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