Report: Panthers signing receiver Robby Anderson to two-year deal


New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson catches a touchdown pass. (Adam Hunger/AP)

The Carolina Panthers are signing wide receiver Robby Anderson to a two-year contract worth $20 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The deal means Anderson reunites with new Panthers head coach Matt Rhule after playing under Rhule in college at Temple.

Anderson was the best receiver remaining on the free agent market. The Teaneck, N.J., native spent the first four years of his pro career with the New York Jets after signing there as an undrafted free agent in the 2016 off-season.

The 26-year-old speedster racked up more than 3,000 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns with the Jets since 2016.

Anderson joins a new-look Panthers offence under Rhule and will be catching passes from Teddy Bridgewater rather than 2015 MVP Cam Newton, as the former agreed to a three-year deal last week while the latter was released on Tuesday.

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