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Panthers mailbag: Meet Cam's top targets

3/15/2014

Let me introduce you to Marvin McNutt and Tavarres King.

First, they really are NFL wide receivers. And at the moment, they are the top two wide receivers on the Carolina Panthers roster. Maybe the best pair of starting wide receivers you've never heard of.

Until Carolina signs or drafts somebody, that is.

Meanwhile, let's get acquainted with them before I get into my Saturday morning mailbag, which had to be reintroduced for questions on Twitter after top free-agent target Hakeem Nicks signed with Indianapolis on Friday evening.

McNutt is 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds. He was born in St. Louis and went to the University of Iowa, where his 28 touchdown catches set a school record.

He has zero catches in the NFL, unless you want to count that one he caught out of bounds this past season. Philadelphia selected him in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. He was released during final cuts of training camp that year, re-signed to the practice squad and released again in May of 2013.

The Miami Dolphins claimed McNutt in May, then cut him in August. Carolina signed him in October.

When you go to ESPN.com's page on McNutt it says "no stats available" -- at least as a wide receiver. He did have two special-teams tackles for Philadelphia.

He wears No. 15.

King is 6-foot and 191 pounds. He was born in Mount Airy, Ga. and attended the University of Georgia, where he caught 135 passes for 2,602 yards and 20 touchdowns.

He has zero catches in the NFL. Denver selected him in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and eventually placed him on the practice squad. The Panthers claimed him off waivers on Oct. 21. He was exposed to the waiver wire because the Broncos needed to clear a roster spot to activate linebacker Von Miller.

When you go to ESPN.com's page on King it says "no stats available" -- offensive or defensive.

He wears No. 12.

No. 89 is available if he wants it, though.

That is about all I know, and I had to do a Google search for that.

On to the Saturday mailbag, and apologies to the questions I had to eliminate that weren't relevant after Nicks' signing.