Could a Malcolm Floyd signing be on the horizon for the Panthers?

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 22: Malcolm Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers catches an 18-yard pass against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22 2010 in San Diego California. Chargers defeated the Broncos 35-14. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jason LaCanfora tweeted the following a few minutes ago: 

Jason La Canfora
WR Malcolm Floyd, one of few big fish out there, nearing a decision. SD, SF, CAR, BAL, AZ all possibilities. Some interested teams working..

While we've postulated about Floyd in the past, these thoughts were mostly predicated on speculation because of a past relationship with Rob Chudzinski; this information from LaCanfora is the first tangible evidence we have that the Carolina Panthers may be looking to add another WR to the mix.

This seems like a curious decision, or rather, the timing seems curious. Perhaps the Panthers were just waiting on Floyd to make a decision, but by most accounts from training camp the WR position looks surprisingly deep with numerous players stepping up and playing to their potential. The addition of Floyd would create a huge logjam at the position, but, that being said he's still better than any WR currently on the roster not named Steve Smith.

Floyd's stats and analysis after the jump

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Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2010 San Diego Chargers 11 9 37 717 19.4 55 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2009 San Diego Chargers 16 9 45 776 17.2 53 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 San Diego Chargers 13 2 27 465 17.2 49T 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 San Diego Chargers 6 1 7 97 13.9 25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 San Diego Chargers 12 0 15 210 14.0 46T 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 San Diego Chargers 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 San Diego Chargers 4 2 3 49 16.3 27 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 134 2,314 17.3 55 15 0 0 0.0 0 0 1


- In the right offense Floyd has the definite chance of being a 1,000 yard WR. For a bellweather of his ability look no further than his 10/10/10 game against Oakland. In this contest Floyd played out of his mind totaling 8 receptions for 213 yards and a TD, he simply couldn't be stopped. If he were to be paired with a speedy deep threat like Steve Smith it could create big mismatch problems.

As always, we'll have any news of a signing as it happens here on CSR

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