ROSTER MOVE: Panthers Add Former XFL Wide Receiver

Schuyler Callihan

With a couple of injuries at the wide receiver position, the Carolina Panthers decided to go shopping for some help and signed free agent wide receiver Cam Phillips, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Phillips played his college ball at Virginia Tech and finished his career with 236 receptions for 3,027 yards and 17 touchdowns. Phillips recently played with the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL and was one of P.J. Walker's favorite targets in the passing game. In five games, Phillips hauled in 31 catches for 455 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a monstrous game against Tampa Bay going for 8 catches, 194 yards and three touchdowns. Phillips has big play making ability and can fill in for Omar Bayless, who was impressing early in training camp.

If he catches on quickly, Phillips could push for a spot on the 53-man roster or at the very least, make the practice squad.

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Comments (6)
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A lot of people act like XFL reps are not relevant,THEY ARE. Its like being on a NFL farm team and getting called up. He's better than the average receiver at this point,and will get even better once he learns the offense. He is not speedy but he is sneeky and gets very open when his QB is in trouble, closer to Steve Smith than Moore. It might sound crazy,but just watch.


Not the most athletic receiver in the world but finds a way to get open. Had a solid catch rate and always picked up some YAC at Virginia Tech. Definitely has a shot to make the roster!


My guy! Hoping he and PJ Walker get a a chance at some point to show what they’re capable of at the NFL level after showing out in the XFL together.