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Jerricho Cotchery's deal with the Panthers is for five years and $8.015 million.

The deal includes a $2.25 million signing bonus, and pays Cotchery a total of $3.5 million in 2014. The final three years are "voidable," and exist for the sole purpose of spreading out Cotchery's cap hit. It's an indication of how truly dire Carolina's cap situation is. For the moment, Cotchery is Cam Newton's No. 1 receiver.

Jerricho Cotchery WR CAR 30 Days

Panthers are completing a contract with WR Jerricho Cotchery.

Jerricho Cotchery WR CAR 30 Days

ESPN's Ed Werder stated on SportsCenter Thursday that free agent Jerricho Cotchery is "close to a decision," and is "right now leaning" toward signing with the Panthers.

Cotchery turns 32 in June, but would at least give Carolina's receiver corps some credibility. The Panthers are currently bereft of NFL receiving experience. Much more interestingly, Werder stated he believes the Panthers have already "internally" discussed trying to trade for DeSean Jackson, and "might entertain the idea" if the Eagles' draft-pick asking price is reasonable.

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The Charlotte Observer reports free agent Jerricho Cotchery is deciding between the Panthers and Steelers.

Whoever scrounges up the most cap space wins. Cotchery would be frightfully close to the top of the depth chart in Carolina, but it would only be temporary. Going on 32, Cotchery has 120 total catches over the past four seasons.

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The Panthers will host free agent Jerricho Cotchery on Monday.

Carolina lost out to Indianapolis on Hakeem Nicks, and is now eyeing a journeyman slot receiver who turns 32 in June. The Steelers want to re-sign Cotchery, but they're in even worse salary cap condition than the Panthers.

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects the Steelers to re-sign free agent Jerricho Cotchery.

Cotchery had a quietly-excellent 2013 in the slot, and would likely return as Pittsburgh's No. 3 behind Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. Cotchery will be 32, so he's a short-term fix. Despite some mock drafts sending wideouts to Pittsburgh, Bouchette considers defensive back the Steelers' biggest need.

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Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's Week 17 win over the Browns.

Jerricho Cotchery WR CAR 4 Months

Jerricho Cotchery caught one pass for nine yards in Week 16 versus Green Bay.

Cotchery was targeted just two times. He's been held to two catches or fewer in four of his last five games and isn't a fantasy option as the No. 3 receiver in Pittsburgh. Cotchery has merely been a touchdown vulture in 2013.

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Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) returned to Steelers practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

The world-renowned touchdown vulture is ready to go for Week 16. If you've made it this far, you're probably not using Cotchery in your FLEX or WR3 spot.

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Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Cotchery missed some practice time last week with the shoulder issue but eventually played against the Bengals. He's barely on the WR4 radar.