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82 Jerricho Cotchery WR
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 6/16/1982 | Birthplace: Birmingham, AL, USA | Team: Carolina | College: North Carolina State | NFL Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 9/1 | Average Draft Position: 165.29
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Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery finally records first TD in 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery recorded his first touchdown of the season during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. He finished with five catches for 47 yards.

Cotchery gave Carolina a 16-10 lead with a 2-yard touchdown catch early in the third quarter. It was the 31st receiving touchdown of his career.

The Panthers are back in action Week 16 against the Browns.


Many Panthers pitch in with snags to Week 14 victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Seven Panthers caught three passes or less, though that was certainly enough for them to chip in to a blowout defeat of host New Orleans on Sunday.

The most significant made by one of the minor characters was that of running back Fozzy Whittaker, who helped his team pile on with a 26-yard touchdown catch and run late in the third quarter.

Also pitching in from the air were Philly Brown (3-42), Mike Tolbert (2-34), Ed Dickson (1-10), Jerricho Cotchery (1-9) and Brenton Bersin (1-9). Tolbert contributed 28 yards on five carries as well.


Panthers get minor contributions from several role players Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Panthers received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Atlanta.

In the running game, Fozzy Whittaker carried the ball three times for 11 yards, and was held without a grab despite being targeted once in the passing game. In the passing game, Jerricho Cotchery caught two of the four passes thrown his way for 43 yards. Ed Dickson caught two passes for 20 yards.


Harper, Cotchery among Panthers' probables for Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Panthers unveiled a lengthy injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Out of the 13 players listed on the report, Star Lotulelei (ankle) was the only player ruled out for Week 11. Bene Benwikere (ankle), Brandon Williams (foot) and Charles Johnson (rest) were labeled questionable.

The following players were deemed probable: Nate Chandler (toe), Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring), Roman Harper (rest), Kawann Short (ankle), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), Trai Turner (ankle), Melvin White (knee) and DeAngelo Williams (foot).


Jerricho Cotchery out with hamstring issue


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera told Fox Sports that wideout Jerricho Cotchery, who injured his hamstring Monday night at Philadelphia, sat out Wednesday with hamstring tightness and likely won't practice Thursday either. Carolina hosts the Falcons on Sunday.

Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery leads the way Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Panthers wideout Jerricho Cotchery led the club in receiving Thursday against the Saints.

The Panthers offense struggled mightily, meaning the bar was pretty low for Cotchery. Still, he managed 59 yards on two receptions. Most of his yardage came on a 47 yard reception near the end of the third quarter. He was targeted five times. 

Cotchery will look for more Week 10 against the Eagles. 


Panthers' Jerricho Cotchery, Ed Dickson don't do much Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Panthers pass catchers Jerricho Cotchery and Ed Dickson did little Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Cotchery hauled in three passes for 33 yards. That was good enough for the second-most receiving yards on the team, showing just how much the Panthers struggled to move the ball. Dickson caught one pass, gaining 13 yards.

Both players will look for more Week 9 against the Saints. 


Panthers WRs Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant held in check Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Panthers wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant were both held under 25 receiving yards in a disappointing Week 7 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Cotchery came down with a 5-yard grab in the second quarter for his only catch of the first half. He had two catches the rest of the way and finished with three grabs for 21 yards on eight targets. Avant caught two passes for 6 yards in a 38-17 defeat.


Contingent of Panthers make small contributions to win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Several Panthers pitched in with catches Sunday as their team overcame a deficit to beat Chicago.

Among them were veteran Jerricho Cotchery with three for 36 and Jason Avant with two for 42. Kelvin Benjamin added three receptions for 38 yards while Brenton Bersin caught one for 21, tight end Ed Dickson two for 16 and Philly Brown one for four yards. Brown added two carries for 22 yards.


Jerricho Cotchery leads Panthers in receiving Week 4


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery finished with a team-high 80 receiving yards on five catches during a 38-10 loss Week 4 at Baltimore. His longest catch went for 30 yards and he was targeted seven times.

Cotchery did most of his damage in the first half Sunday, totaling four catches for 75 yards by halftime. The Panthers are back in action Week 5 vs. Chicago.


Panthers in good health heading into Sunday battle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Only two Panthers have been deemed any lower than questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore. They are running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and tackle Garry Williams (back).

Linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) and running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) are questionable while wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (thigh), cornerback Charles Godfrey (ankle), safety Roman Harper (knee) and running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh) are probable.


Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant practicing


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Panthers receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant, who are both dealing with hamstring injuries, practiced Wednesday, reports the Charlotte Observer. Carolina visits the Ravens on Sunday.

Jason Avant will play while Jerricho Cotchery sits out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Panthers receiver Jason Avant (thigh) is active for Sunday night's home game against the Steelers, while fellow wideout Jerricho Cotchery (thigh) is inactive. Both had been listed as questionable.

Panthers WR duo questionable for Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Panthers wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant are both questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers due to thigh injuries, the team announced Friday. Both players were limited throughout the week as a result of their injuries. 

Jerricho Cotchery targeted four times in Carolina debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery made his debut with his new club Sunday afternoon against Tampa Bay.

Cotchery was the third option for backup Derek Anderson in the passing game. He came down with an 8-yard reception in the second quarter for his first grab of the day. He caught all four of his targets for 32 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per reception in a 20-14 victory.

Cotchery will likely have Cam Newton under center for a Week 2 home matchup against the Lions next Sunday.


No need to gamble on Jerricho Cotchery Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is seeking to establish himself as the team’s No. 3 target in the passing game, behind Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen. He’ll look to start another bounce-back campaign come Week 1 at Tampa Bay.

Cotchery bounced back with 42 catches for 602 yards last season with the Steelers. The most important thing is that he found the end zone a career-high 10 times. He's certainly still finding his role in Carolina's offense, as he was limited to two catches for 13 yards in the preseason.

With Cam Newton's (ribs) status up in the air, Cotchery's role in the passing game becomes even more unclear. The team may rely more on the running game, which could hurt his numbers. Still, unless you’re in an incredibly deep league, you didn't draft Cotchery to be your starting wideout in Week 1. Keep him on the bench at Tampa Bay.

Panthers name top three receivers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) As expected, Panthers coach Ron Rivera named rookie Kelvin Benjamin and veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant the team's top three receivers, reports the Associated Press. Benjamin continues to look good in camp, especially in the red zone.

Paper predicts roles for Panthers receivers


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Jerricho Cotchery and rookie Kelvin Benjamin will start while Jason Avant works as the third receiver. That's the prediction of how the Panthers will re-stock their receiving corps according to the Charlotte Observer

The paper thinks Tiquan Underwood might have cost himself an opportunity after dropping a lot of passes through the OTAs. Rarely-used receivers Marvin McNutt and Tavarres King don't look like full-time players just yet. The paper suggested Brenton Bersin as a candidate to step into a small role -- the 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver is a favorite of Cam Newton's and he knows every receiving spot, which the coaches like. 

Carolina's offense figures to use more two-tight end sets with Greg Olsen and Ed Dickson the primary weapons. 


Cam Newton working with new receivers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is running a three-day training session for the team's quarterbacks and receivers in Greensboro, N.C., reports the Charlotte Observer.

The group includes Newton, two other quarterbacks, nine receivers and one tight end. Of the 13 players there, no one other than Newton threw or caught a pass for the Panthers in the 2013 regular season, which means Greg Olsen is not in attendance.

Newton, close to but still not 100 percent on his surgically repaired ankle, has missed nearly all of the offseason workouts while rehabbing and has not been able to throw as much as he would like with his brand-new receiving corps, which includes rookie Kelvin Benjamin and veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant.

"We're trying to fill in the question marks, and it starts with these days," Newton said. "No distractions."


Panthers receivers could be better in 2014


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/2014) The Panthers entire receiving corps has been overhauled this season, but ESPN reports the unit could be better this year.

Gone are Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn and Domenik Hixon. In their place are rookie Kelvin Benjamin and veterans in Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood.

The report says Smith at 35 was no better than a No. 2 receiver and at the end of his career. LaFell, Ginn and Hixon really weren't big losses when you look at it closely.

The key here will be chemistry, but Benjamin looks like a red zone beast at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and Cotchery and Avant are solid possession receivers, who are more dependable than the players they replaced.


Panthers WRs set to catch Cam Newton's passes soon


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/11/2014) The Panthers open training camp on July 26 but the receivers will begin working with quarterback Cam Newton next week in Charlotte, wideout Tiquan Underwood told USA Today on Thursday. 

"It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like," Underwood said. " ... We're just going to try to speed up the process. We're all going to throw -- Derek Anderson, Cam Newton, Joe Webb, Matt Blanchard and all the receivers -- just to work on timing and get that down pat before camp."

Newton has barely practiced with his receivers this offseason as he's recovered from ankle surgery. Nearly all of his receivers are new to the Panthers -- Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Underwood all signed as free agents while Kelvin Benjamin was taken with the team's first-round pick.

Any chemistry Newton can develop with his receivers before camp starts would be considered a huge plus for the Panthers offense. 


Panthers receivers ready to make plays


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) The new Panthers receivers of Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant aren't trying to replicate what Steve Smith and the previous regime did prior to this year, reports ESPN. They want to make plays on their own.

The report says from the outside looking in, it may appear the Panthers have taken a step back after losing their Top 3 receivers in Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn. But in Cotchery and Avant they added a pair of receivers that caught a combined 84 passes for 12 touchdowns last season. The numbers aren't overwhelming, but in terms of touchdowns they had only two less than what Smith, LaFell and Ginn combined for in 2013.

When you factor in rookie Kelvin Benjamin , the report says "this potentially is a more talented group."


Jerricho Cotchery ticketed for the slot


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) New Panthers receiver Jerricho Cotchery is expected to play in the slot according to the Charlotte Observer. The veteran "no-maintenance" receiver according to former coach Mike Tomlin can use his size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) to hold up against linebackers and safeties. 

Per ProFootballFocus.com, Cotchery caught 30 passes for 343 yards and five scores in the middle of the field between 1 and 19 yards from the line of scrimmage last season. That's half of his touchdown total and more than half of his reception and yardage totals. 


Cam Newton needed Kelvin Benjamin


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) No quarterback needed a receiver more than Cam Newton, and thankfully the Panthers gave him one Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. With pick No. 28, the Panthers selected Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State.

Benjamin immediately becomes the best receiver in Carolina (tight end Greg Olsen is obviously the best weapon, but we're talking just wideouts). After losing Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn this offseason, the Panthers went into Thursday night with Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood atop the depth chart. Yes, you read that right.

We're not expecting Benjamin to become an elite Fantasy receiver, but this is a great opportunity. In two seasons with the Seminoles (27 games) Benjamin posted 1,452 yards on 80 catches with 18 touchdowns -- 14 last season. He was a great weapon for Jameis Winston for the Seminoles, and we hope he does the same for Newton. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds he is a great target.

Newton, who is coming off ankle surgery, is still a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback on Draft Day because of his lack of weapons. But if Benjamin can develop quickly, and Newton goes back to running more, his value will rise.

As for Benjamin, he's worth a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. And he's a second-round pick in rookie-only formats.


Jerricho Cotchery signs with Panthers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) The Panthers have signed receiver Jerricho Cotchery, reports the NFL Network.

Cotchery was deciding between a return to the Steelers or signing in Carolina, and he chose the Panthers, who are in dire need of receiving help after parting ways with Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn.

Cotchery finished 2013 with 46 catches for 602 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns.