Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little (18) warms up on the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Panthers are keeping an eye on Greg Little


When you’re a talented player in the NFL, you don’t stay unemployed for long. Point and case: recently released wide receiver Greg Little:

The Carolina Panthers have discussed adding free agent wide receiver Greg Little but are not planning to sign him at this point, two team sources said Saturday.

Little, the Durham native and former North Carolina standout, was released by the Cleveland Browns on Friday after three seasons marked by dropped passes and a series of traffic violations.

via Carolina Panthers notebook: Team keeping an eye on WR Greg Little | Charlotte Observer

After collecting 465 yards and two touchdowns, both career lows, Greg Little found himself a free agent after the Cleveland Browns signed veteran receivers Miles Austin, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, and Earl Bennet, formerly of the Chicago Bears.

But now Little may find himself in a situation that could extend his career. Drafted in the second round by the Browns in the 2011 NFL Draft, Little had what would be a career season so far in his rookie year, collecting 709 yards and two touchdowns. Playing with a top tier quarterback such as Cam Newton could lead to a replication of his rookie years. And considering the Panthers are trying to find playmakers at the wide receiver position, the sky is the limit for the fourth year wide out.

There are some issues concerning Little. Throughout his career, he’s been attached the label of a player with unsure hands. According to ProFootballFocus, Little had the fifth worst drop rate amongst receivers during the 2012 NFL season.

Regardless of how flimsy he is with the ball, Little is guaranteed to find a job. If the Carolina Panthers choose to go elsewhere, Little has enough talent to ensure he’ll peck up a job before the 2014 season starts.

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  • Josh Hart

    They just drafted a slightly better version in Benjamin. Why have 2 WRs that don’t catch the ball consistently?

  • Greed Kills

    The last Cleveland sports announcer that had any talent and knowledge was Pete Franklin thats how long ago we have been waiting