As has been speculated about and expected, free agent wide receiver D.J. Hackett on Monday signed a 2-year, $3.5 million contract with the Carolina Panthers; Hackett chose Carolina over the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the Associated Press and verified by Hackett’s agent, Kevin Robinson.
The Panthers were clearly in need of wideout help as they were trying to get some help for WR Steve Smith; in that regard, they signed former Chicago Bears WR Muhsin Muhammad last month after getting his release from Chicago. Hackett should provide a bigger target, as opposed to the smaller, speedier Smith. Now if only Hackett can remain injury-free during his stay in Carolina.