Devin Funchess Injury: Panthers WR Placed on IR with Injured Knee

December 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Carolina Panthers wideout Devin Funchess was placed on injured reserve on Thursday, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times and Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer.
Funchess, 22, who injured his knee, has never quite lived up to expectations after being a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft. 
He was expected to be the team's top option at wide receiver last season after Kelvin Benjamin was lost for the year with a torn ACL during training camp. Ted Ginn Jr. somewhat surprisingly seemed to become Cam Newton's top option out wide early in the year and Corey Brown was a popular target for Newton, while Funchess never really emerged as a top option.
Filling Benjamin's shoes was always going to be a tall task, of course, as Benjamin lit up the NFL in his rookie season, catching 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns.
Funchess finished the 2015 regular season with 31 receptions for 473 yards and five touchdowns. He added five receptions for 73 yard...

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