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Panthers Expected To Be Without WR Jerricho Cotchery For 4-6 Weeks

Panthers HC Ron Rivera announced Monday that veteran WR Jerricho Cotchery suffered a high-ankle sprain during their Week 2 game against the Texans.

Ian Rapoport reports that the expectation right now is that Cotchery will miss 4-6 weeks with this injury.

This is hardly the type of news the Panthers want to hear, after they lost their No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season with a torn ACL.

Second-round pick WR Devin Funchess has been dealing with injuries of his own, and the rest of the team’s receiving corps consists of Corey Brown, Ted Ginn, and Kevin Norwood.

It would not be surprising to see the Panthers bring in some receivers for tryouts in the coming days.

Cotchery, 33, is in the second year of his five-year, $8.015 million contract that included a $2.25 million signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $1.45 million for the 2015 season.

This season, Cotchery has caught five passes for 56 yards receiving and one touchdown over the course of two games.