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New Orleans Saints: Jeremy Shockey Signs With Rival Carolina Panthers

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Veteran Tight end Jeremy Shockey was released by the Saints a few weeks ago after three up and down seasons where he battled a multitude of injuries on and off the field, including a seizure in the Saints weight room and being escorted out of the Las Vegas “Rehab” pool party after passing out from dehydration.

His off-field issues though were never really a concern but his production was accounting for 41 receptions for 408 yards and three touchdowns last season in thirteen games before giving way to rookie tight end Jimmy Graham, who scored five touchdowns  the last three weeks of the season.

The first team Shockey visited was his hometown Miami Dolphins, where he passed a physical, where he then declared his desire to play for them was extremely high and that he hoped to sign soon. Apparently he and the Dolphins could not agree on an acceptable contract.

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