Drew Rosenhaus said he is still in talks with the Panthers about veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey, although Rosenhaus believes Shockey likely will land elsewhere.
Rosenhaus, the well-known agent who represents Shockey, said he plans to talk with several teams this week at the NFL annual meeting about Shockey, who is an unrestricted free agent after spending last season with the Panthers.
“The door’s still open (with the Panthers). We’re still talking,” Rosenhaus said today. “But I think it’s more likely that he would be on another team this year.”
Shockey, who will turn 32 before the season begins, caught a career-low 37 passes last year. But he stayed healthy and was praised for giving the Panthers a good locker room presence.
“He’s a proven winner. He’s got a great personality and leadership,” Rosenhaus said. “We’re looking forward to him finding a team, maybe even while I’m here.”
Rosenhaus, who represents Carolina linebacker Jon Beason and several other Panthers, said he plans to meet with Panthers general manager Marty Hurney this week about Shockey and some of his other clients who are free agents.
“The Panthers are one of my favorite teams to deal with. I really like working with Marty. I’ll go through it with him,” Rosenhaus said. “I don’t know how aggressive they’re going to be going forward in free agency. But I’ve got a few guys I want to talk to him about.”