Panthers agree to two-year deal with WR Hackett

Updated: March 17, 2008, 8:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Help is on the way for Steve Smith.

Determined to end the constant double-teams of their star receiver, the Carolina Panthers came to terms Monday with Seattle free agent D.J. Hackett on a two-year, $3.5 million deal.

Hackett is the second receiver the Panthers have added since missing the playoffs last season without a reliable second option after Smith. Muhsin Muhammad was signed last month.

Keary Colbert and Drew Carter, who shared the starting spot ...

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