Connect with us

Steelers News

Panthers Cut Ties with Ex-Steelers Wide Receiver

Published

on

Steelers WR Jalen Camp

The Carolina Panthers are releasing former Steelers wide receiver Jalen Camp, the team announced on Friday.

Camp spent time with the Steelers back in September during the lead up to their game against the Houston Texans. Shortly after that, the team moved on from Camp, leaving him searching fro roles across the NFL, and he has played for several teams since entering the league.

Camp, 25, is a third-year pro out of Georgia Tech and was a sixth-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. Camp was released by the Jaguars before the start of the regular season his rookie year and ended up on the Texans practice squad.

He stayed with Houston until he was placed on waivers at the end of the preseason this year. Camp played in five games with the Texans over two years, making one catch for seven yards. He was not a significant contributor on special teams.

A 6-foot-2, 220-pound receiver, Camp was recruited to Georgia Tech under the option scheme of former head coach Paul Johnson and is big and physical for the position. In his pre-draft process, he put up 30 bench press reps, the highest for a wide receiver in 2021, and also posted strong numbers in explosiveness with a 10-foot-5 broad jump and a 39.5-inch vertical. In total, he earned a 9.75 out of 10 Relative Athletic Score.

Pittsburgh sought help from finding receivers throughout the offseason, and they have signed several wide receivers with experience in Arthur Smith’s system.