The Carolina Panthers released 34 year-old wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson on Tuesday.Â The 6’4 split end out of Southern Cal wasÂ with Carolina for one year and had 70 catches for 815 yards and four touchdowns.Â
Panther coach John Fox said, “WeÂ appreciateÂ theÂ contributionÂ ofÂ KeyshawnÂ in his seasonÂ with the Panthers.Â Â He brought us high production, but at this time, we are in a situation in which we have a number of young receivers and thought this was the right time to make the decision.”Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
The Panthers wanted new younger players.Â Keyshawn Johnson supported former Panther offensive coordinatorÂ Dan Henning.Â The Panthers brought in a new man to run their offense and Keyshawn had been running his mouth good or bad.Â Now Keyshawn is looking for a new team.
The Panthers should have kept Keyshawn around long enoughÂ to at least help break in the new wide receivers like Dwayne Jarrett and Ryne Robinson.Â Then they should have given Keyshawn Johnson the boot.
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