Jarrett Boykin released by the Carolina Panthers

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The Carolina Panthers have had an absolute nightmare of an off-season.

Ahead of the 2015 NFL campaign, the Panthers lost their top receiver for the entire season as Kelvin Benjamin managed to tear an ACL on a simple curl route during a joint-practice session with the Miami Dolphins.

That isn't the end of things however, with the Panthers facing several more injury woes in the run up to the start of the regular season.


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Injury Woes

The players who will have to step up and replace Benjamin - rookie Devin Funchess and veteran Jericho Cotcherry - are both currently injured and haven't been able to practice in the past week or so.

With all those receivers currently out, one would think that Ron Rivera and the rest of the Carolina coaching staff would like as many wideouts as possible.

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Boykin Gone

But that isn't the case, as today it was revealed on the Panthers official site that Jarrett Boykin was released in the first wave of roster cuts.

Boykin led Panthers' wide receivers during the preseason with nine catches for 93 yards. But he had been targeted 19 times, so he caught less than 50 percent of the passes thrown to him.

The Panthers traded a conditional draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for second-year wide receiver Kevin Norwood on Monday and could be in the market for additional help, with Ted Ginn, Corey Brown and Brenton Birsin fighting alongside Funchess and Cotcherry.

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