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Giovanni Ricci

Carolina Panthers
Tight End #87
Carolina Panthers
Tight End #87

Giovanni Ricci News

Inks future contract

The Panthers signed Ricci to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Ricci failed to make the active roster in Carolina after posting a 51-642-8 line in his senior season at Western Michigan. The 24-year-old will run it back in 2021 with hopes of securing a depth role.

Jan 4, 2021 2:04 PM EST

Cut by Panthers

Ricci was waived by Carolina on Saturday, David Newton of reports.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan was vying for a reserve tight-end role, but the Panthers opted to keep just two tight ends -- Ian Thomas (toe) and Chris Manhertz. Ricci proved to have pass-catching upside in college, hauling in 51 passes for 642 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season, so the Panthers may look to develop him on the practice squad.

Sep 6, 2020 8:51 AM EST

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