Jeremy Shockey to sign with the Carolina Panthers

Jeremy Shockey wants you to know he'll play nice in Carolina.

According to Shockey's Facebook just a few seconds ago: 

Looks like I'm signing with Carolina. Time for the Next chapter. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to play football. Lets hope we all have the chance to play this season.

The 6'5", 251 lb Shockey gives a solid target for the Panthers quarterback, whoever that may be. I had a feeling when we heard Shockey was taking a physical that we would extend the offer, it just made too much sense on too many levels with the links to Chudzinski, our need for a true threat at TE and his relatively low price on the market when compared to some of the deals getting thrown around (Sorry- 4 years, $22 million for Owen Daniels is too much). While it's unlikely you'll see Shockey here for any more than a year or two it does buy the Panthers time at the TE position, presumably so they can look to invest a 2012 1st rounder in the position, because as it stands the impact TEs are few and far between in the 2011 draft.

I really like the move, as you know... but what about the community as a whole? Are you happy to have Jeremy Shockey as a Carolina Panther? 

After the jump- Shockey's career stats

UPDATE: The deal is for one year, per sources.

Career Statsmore
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2010 New Orleans Saints 13 11 41 408 10.0 31 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 New Orleans Saints 13 12 48 569 11.9 66 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 New Orleans Saints 12 11 50 483 9.7 26 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2
2007 New York Giants 14 14 57 619 10.9 29 3 1 6 6.0 6 0 -- --
2006 New York Giants 15 15 66 623 9.4 25 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 New York Giants 15 15 65 891 13.7 59 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 New York Giants 15 15 61 666 10.9 38 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2003 New York Giants 9 9 48 535 11.1 46 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2002 New York Giants 15 14 74 894 12.1 30 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 2
TOTAL 510 5,688 11.2 66 33 1 6 6.0 6 0 7 5

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