CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday they have signed veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey.
Shockey, who has won a Super Bowl ring with both the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints, is coming off the least productive of his nine NFL seasons. He was released by the Saints last week.
He had career lows in catches (41) and yards (408) in 2010. He scored only three touchdowns in 11 games.
Shockey was the 14th player drafted in 2002 when he was taken by the Giants.
Carolina produced the least number of yards and points in the NFL last season. The Panthers' 196 points were 75 fewer than the next-worst team in that category, the Cleveland Browns.