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During the Delhomme era, Steve Smith was the receiver for the Panthers. Times have changed and the team is becoming younger, which will be better for the long run. Smith is already injured coming out of training camp and while he and Newton got on well, the Panthers still need someone to replace the thunder-and-lightning duo that was once Delhomme and Smith.
Rookie WR Kealoha Pilares showed some pizazz when he made a 35-yard catch, resulting in a touchdown to seal the deal against the Giants Saturday night. Unfortunately, one good play won't win him this job.
Second-year wide receivers Armanti Edwards and Brandon LaFell are also fighting for the position. Both had a few good plays with each quarterback, but still none have proved to be the guiding light, although we are still only in the preseason.