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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Panthers and Colbert agree to terms

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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 03:43 PM
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with their second-round draft choice, wide receiver Keary Colbert from Southern California. Colbert was the 62nd overall choice of this past April's draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are very happy to have Keary Colbert under contract and to have it completed well before we report to training camp," said Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. "Keary's representatives, Gary Uberstine and Joel Corry, along with our negotiator, Rob Rogers, did a terrific job in getting this done so soon."

Colbert is Southern California's all-time leader in receptions with 207 and ranks third in school history with 2,964 receiving yards, having started in each of his four seasons with the Trojans.

Last year, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound receiver hauled in 69 passes for 1,013 yards with nine touchdowns to help USC earn a share of the national championship. He caught at least one pass in each of his final 36 collegiate games.

The Panthers also signed tight end Michael Gaines, the club's seventh-round choice in April.

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