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As the trade deadline approaches, rumors are swirling that the Panthers are interested in adding a wideout.

With Chris Hogan recently being put on IR, the Panthers need help at the Wide Reciever spot. Let’s take a look at a few potential trade targets.

 

Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos)

Adam Shefter reported the Panthers have checked in on Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders. With the Broncos sitting at 2-5 in the AFC West, it appears they are trying to move a few pieces to get some draft compensation. It’s also been reported that the Broncos would “welcome a day-two draft pick,” meaning 3rd-4th round. Sanders has been a bit up and down this year but still has 30 rec 367 yds and 2 scores.

 

A.J. Green (Bengals)

The Bengals have been bad this year. Very Bad. Sitting at 0-7 and at the bottom of the AFC North, Head Coach Zac Taylor still denies any rumors that they may trade their 31-year-old wide receiver. Green has been one of the best wideouts in the NFL over the past decade when he’s healthy. But he’s struggled with nagging injuries the past few seasons. After having ankle surgery in the offseason, Green has yet to play this year. And since he’s in the final year of his contract, it would make sense to try and get something for him now.

 

Dark Horses

Mohamed Sanu (Falcons)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) watches against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Atlanta won 30-26. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Panthers may have one of the more dynamic receiving cores in the league with DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. One thing they have been missing is a proven big body receiver. Sanu is dependable and drops very few passes, perfect for Kyle Allen or Cam Newton. Let’s face it, Greg Olsen isn’t the security blanket he used to be and you can only rely on CMC for so long before defenses key in on him. While the Falcons may not want to part with Sanu, he has one year left on his contract and it would make sense with the emergence of Calvin Ridley.

DeVante Parker (Dolphins)

Parker hasn’t quite lived up to the hype since being selected in the first round by the Dolphins in 2015. While only having nine touchdowns in his career, he should be on every team’s radar who may be in the market for a receiver. He seems to always be mentioned every year at the trade deadline but Miami may finally move on from him while they are in full “burn it down” mode. Another big target at 6’3 210 lbs, he would make the Panthers wide receiving core more dynamic as Samuel and Moore are very similar to one another and are more shifty at 6’0 tall.

 

Who would you like to see the Panthers trade for?

 

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