There have been a lot of changes in the Panthers locker room as Carolina looks to get younger and faster, but according to Pro Football Talk there’s one veteran who will remain with the squad for the 2019 season.
The Panthers exercised their option on Smith and he will be back for the 2019 season, a league source tells PFT.
A nine-year veteran wide receiver, Smith had a career-worst season in 2018, catching just 17 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns. He may have lost a step, but the Panthers still think the 30-year-old Smith can contribute something to their offense.
With Devin Funchess no expected to return, Carolina is still in the market for another receiver, but the leadership and dependability of Smith will be welcomed. Torrey, who battled through injuries last year, played in 11 games where he caught 17 of 31 passes for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns.