Keyshawn in Carolina's plans

UPDATE -- According to the Dallas Fort Worth Telegram, the Carolina Panthers have signed former Dallas Cowboys WR Keyshawn Johnson to a 4 year deal, terms are not available at this time. It's reported that the deal includes a 5 million dollar signing bonus.

It is believed that the deal would pay the 33 year old receiver around 4 million dollars per season.

Released by the Cowboys last week, Johnson immediately stated that Carolina was a place that he'd like to play, teaming with Steve Smith and Jake Delhomme to form a formidable receiving corps. Carolina officials were quick to downplay Johnson's comments, all the while planning the visit this week.

The Panthers sorely missed a physical presence in the receiving corps last year after releasing Muhsin Muhammad in the preseason. Team officials feel that Johnson would be a cheaper, more reliable replacement to Muhammad, who had a reputation of dropping passes while in Carolina.

The fans love to diss Panthers Offensive Coordinator Dan Henning, but Keyshawn Johnson ranks Henning as his favorite Offensive Coordinator he's played for in the pros. While Henning and Johnson were with the Jets in the 90's, Johnson went to Two Pro Bowls and played in the AFC championship game in 1998.

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